Will hanging convicts decrease rate of rape cases: Aparna Sen
    Kolkata, Dec 3 (PTI) As the outrage over the Hyderabad
rape-murder case continues to grow in the country, with common
people and politicians seeking death for the accused, eminent
filmmaker Aparna Sen wondered if hanging the perpetrators
would lead to a substantial fall in number of such crimes.
    Sen's comments were made in the wake of Rajya Sabha
MPs demanding death penalty, lynching and castration as
punishment for the four accused in the case.
    "The perpetrators of (Hyderabad woman's) rape and
murder will probably be hanged. The whole country is baying
for their blood, and with due cause.
    "It is the most horrific of crimes. But then what?
There won't be any more rapes? The rate of rape will
substantially decrease?" she tweeted on Monday.
    On Facebook and Twitter, netizens have also sought
public hanging, mutilation and castration for rape-murder
convicts. A section of women suggested that polls be
boycotted, if swift punishment was not meted out to rapists.
    The charred body of a 25-year old woman, who worked as
an assistant veterinarian at a state-run hospital, was found
under a culvert in Shadnagar in Hyderabad on November 28, a
day after she went missing.
    Four men, aged between 20 and 24, were arrested on
November 29 on charges of raping and killing the woman and had
been sent to judicial custody for 14 days. PTI SUS

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