Cruelty has increased in society and it is reflected in the way crime is committed. People need no reason to kill these days and often, the victims are beheaded and their bodies maimed.
Why do you think this is happening?
Children these days are subjected to gruesome violence on daily basis during their formative years. So when they grow up, they develop violent tendency. To make the matter worse, the youths today are frustrated with the rampant poverty and unemployment. This is evident by the fact that 80 per cent of the youths involved in criminal activities are from weak economic background.
Is it not because of a weak law and order?
Post- conflict law and order management is challenging. In a fluid political situation, law enforcement agencies face undue interference and pressure. But this does not redeem the police from its accountability. Nepal police is committed to bringing the guilty to justice amidst unfavorable working condition. However, rapid urbanization and growing business has changed the nature of crime as well and if we cannot develop an efficient policing mechanism to counter these challenges, an entire generation of youth will be in peril.