The present work is on the issue over which not only India but other countries of the world are equally affected and worried i.e. ‘rape’. The offence of rape is not restricted to women but has impacted almost all other sections of the society either its children or transgenders.
Rape means sexual assault against the individual. It has multiple consequences including physical, emotional, financial and social. In contemporary times, it is observed that though the awareness regarding an act has increased manifolds but the effect is not directly proportional. To the contrary, it increases to great extent and has crossed all limits of inhumanity.
The victim of sexual assault is not victimized once rather she suffers a lot at the hands of justice system, media and society. The whole burden of the incident falls on the victim than on the accused and she is questioned at each and every stage.
Thus the present research will critically analyse the statutory provisions of rape under Indian Penal Code, 1860 and will try to suggest some workable solutions to the problem.