Digital Rape: A Life Devastating Crime

  • Dr. Asish Kumar
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  • Dr. Asish Kumar

    Assistant Professor at Amity University, Jharkhand, Ranchi, India

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The disreputable digital rape is on the rise in India and continues to be a stealthy headline, even as a crime against women and children continues to rise. Digital rape serves as a warning sign about the depth of social corruption present as well as a sign that rape laws need to be improved. “Digital Rape” can lead one to believe that it is connected to the internet or the digital world. The term refers to unlawful penetration of someone’s toe, finger, or thumb. The Indian Penal Code’s definition of rape did not include digital rape before the Nirbhaya Act of 2013. India’s Supreme Court has expanded the definition of rape in several high-profile cases. IPC and POCSO Acts specify the penalty. Up until December 2012, “ digital rape” was classified as molestation rather than rape and did not meet the criterion. Because crimes committed under Digital rape, using fingers, foreign material, or any other part of the human body, were not considered a crime under any section,” this highlighted numerous flaws in section 376 of the IPC, which deals with sexual offenses.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 3, Page 260 - 268


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