We cannot afford to take the sexual abuse of women lightly. Reports of rapes, molestations are frequently in the news, and the perpetrator is often someone the victim knew or trusted. Reputable sources say a former UML leader has been allegedly taking sexual advantage of a dalit woman for a long time. When the news was published in Drishti, the MP manhandled the reporter and burned a copy of the paper. A 76-year-old man from Khamari village in Tulsipur was publicly humiliated by villagers for molesting a 10-year-old girl inside his house. The locals rubbed soot on his face and put a garland of shoes on him before parading him through the streets. In Haripurba VDC of Sarlahi district, five men raped a 16-year-old. Activists have been calling for strong laws against rapists, saying we should follow China's lead and slap a death penalty on perpetrators.