New Delhi: A man, who has been convicted for
abducting and raping his 6-year-old niece, has been awarded
imprisonment for whole life by a local court which said he was
a "live sex bomb" and castration was a befitting punishment
but "its hands are tied".
Additional Sessions Judge Kamini Lau said the convict was
a "live sex bomb" and "castration" would have been a befitting
sentence for him but the "hands of this court are tied" as the
statute does not provide the punishment by way of castration
and Indian legislators are yet to explore this as an
alternative to the conventional sentencing.
"Society cannot afford to have live sex bombs who, if let
loose, are a potential threat to the society, particularly to
women and children.
The convict before this court with his
track record of a compulsive sex drive requires to be kept out
of circulation of society, being an obvious threat to women
and children including those of his own family," the court
According to the prosecution, Nandan, 30, had kidnapped
his niece when she was playing with her brother and took her
to his house on the pretext of giving her ice-cream and raped
her in April last year.
Nandan, a resident of Mukund Vihar in north-west Delhi,
had previously also tried to sexually assault women of his own
family but to save their honour, he was not punished by the
The court also said "its message should be loud and clear
that do not mess with a child and any person who meddles with
the child, male or female, in any manner shall not be spared,
come what may."
It also directed Delhi government to grant a compensation
of Rs two lakh to the victim`s family.