"It is an unpardonable act," the apex court observed.

After Madras HCs call for castration SC says child sex offenders are animalsImage for representation
news Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 10:57

Just two days after the Madras High Court suggested to the Central government castration as a form of punishment for child sex abusers, the Supreme Court on Monday called such offenders "animals" who deserve no leniency, reported The Times of India.

A bench of Chief Justice HL Dattu and Justice Amitava Roy made the observation while upholding the conviction and 10-year imprisonment given to a 35-year-old man who was found guilty of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl in Himachal Pradesh in 2010, states the report.

"It is an unpardonable act. Those persons are animals who sexually assault minor girls. They deserve no leniency from courts," the bench said while dismissing the appeal.

In the case hearing of a British national who took a boy to Delhi on the false promise of better education in 2011 and abused him, the Madras High Court on Friday suggested that the Central government must consider castration as a form of punishment for child sex abusers.

"When traditional laws are 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," Justice N. Kirubakaran said in the order.

Read: Why Madras HC judge’s call for castration of child abusers could be detrimental and impractical

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