Introducing the Anti-Rape Electro-Shoe

A slipper a day keeps the rapist away?
December 04, 2017

According to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) annual report, 24,923 rape cases were reported across India in 2012. And the rate hasn’t really changed over the years. However, high-school graduate Siddharth Mandala decided to make a change. Using only the physics concepts of electricity and a few coding skills he had learned in school, the 18-year-old Indian boy created the ‘Electro-Shoe’ – slippers that actually electrocute rapists when they approach the victim. It inflicts 0.1 amp electricity and sends out an alert for cops and family members. "All a woman needs to do is ensure that the battery is sufficiently charged. When the shoe makes contact with an attacker's body, the attacker will be electrocuted," he said.