Madras HC to central govt: Male law to castrate child sex abusers


Madras High Court, in a strongly-worded order, has urged the central government castration as a punishment for those convicted for child sex abuse.

Justice N. Kirubakaran, who made a recommendation to the centre, said, “Barbaric crimes should definitely attract barbaric models of punishment.”

“The law is ineffective and incapable of addressing the menace,” he said. “The court is sure the castration of child rapists will fetch magical results.”

Justice N. Kirubakaran also pronounced a judgement, saying crimes of child sex abuse are rising despite the law, Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act. He said the number of such cases have increased from 38,172 to 89,423.

The judge said, “When law is ineffective and incapable of addressing the menace, this court cannot keep its hands folded and remain a silent spectator, unmoved and oblivious of the recent happenings of horrible blood-curdling gang rapes of children in various parts of India.”

He added, “Though the suggestion of castration looks barbaric, barbaric crimes should definitely attract barbaric models of punishment and the very thought of the punishment should deter the culprit from committing the offence.”

Not only this, Kirubakaran also instructed the central government to make sex education mandatory in high school.

The court urged all these remarks while dismissing a petition by a Britisher, who is accused of sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy from Tamil Nadu in 2011.

The boy, who is above 18 now, filed the complaint after the accused left for London. A NGO, run by the British National, supported the boy and his family financially.

After urging the court to dismiss the case, the Britisher had argued that he would not come back to India due to an Interpol red corner notice against him. The high court put that notice on hold so that he can come back to India.