After the daily dose of night news, many people have a tendency of tuning into some entertainment channel for de-stressing themselves. However, all they see is a mother being stabbed by an aggressive teenager. For unwinding further, some stop at a channel that is youth based and expect some good hip-hop music.
However, here too they see an anchor stressing on issues such as sexual abuse, rape and murder. Gone are the days, when only news channels were responsible for bringing in crime to the forefront. Nowadays, even the entertainment channels have time slots, dedicated to crime news and real life incidents. High TRPs are grabbed by ‘Crime Patrol Dastak’, which is aired on Sony Entertainment Television.
‘Gumrah’ on Channel V is another show which is based on crimes committed by teenagers. Rave reviews are being garnered by this show among parents and teenagers. Another show, ‘Savdhan India’, aired on Life OK is a crime based show and has managed to get a great response.