The above chain itself suggests what the article is meant for. The present law provides maximum life sentence for rape and death sentence for murder. Our lawmakers intentionally did not provide parallel sentences for the mentioned crimes, as the equality may convince the criminal to murder the victim after raping her.
ü If the rapist is bachelor, he may be sentenced for maximum life imprisonment but not less than ten years
ü If the rapist is married, he may be castrated (i.e. removal of testicles along with penis) through medical surgery
Along with this, a subsequent amendment may also be introduced in the case of “rape with murder”. In this, the accused be punished with castration along with imprisonment. This amendment is necessary to equate the rape & rape with murder.
All these measures should be taken to create a fear in the mind of society.