Chandigarh: Crime against women on rise

As per Chandigarh Police, a total of 74.34 per cent of the rape cases were committed by acquaintance. Of these, 6.41 per cent of the cases have been committed by blood relations of the victim.

Written by Swati Mahajan | Chandigarh | Published:March 7, 2016 8:30 am
women's day, international women's day, chnadigarh news, women's day in chandigarh Visitors at Women Police Station in Sector 17, Chandigarh. Express photo Kamleshwar Singh

City beautiful is perceived to be safe for women. However, the incidence of heinous crimes against women reflects a different story.

The city having a female literacy rate of 86.05 per cent has witnessed a rise in the number of rape cases. In 2014, a total of 64 cases of rape were registered with the UT Police while the following year witnessed as many as 78 cases of rape.

As per the figures of the UT Police, a total of 74.34 per cent of the rape cases were committed by people known to the victims. Shockingly, 6.41 per cent of the cases have been committed by blood relations of the victim. A total of 11.53 per cent rape cases were committed by neighbours.

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Most of the women were targeted at their own residence. If one goes through the cases registered in 2015, in 54 out of the 78 cases registered, the crime was committed at the residence while in six cases, it was committed at a hotel.

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Most of the women were targeted at their own residence. If one goes through the cases registered in 2015, in 54 out of the 78 cases registered, the crime was committed at the residence while in six cases, it was committed at a hotel.

The instances of outraging a woman’s modesty by obscene acts have also increased over the years.

Among the long list of crime against women, there is a unique category wherein the girl is made a false promise of marriage but the boy never marries her. Following this, the fairer sex gets a criminal case registered on the grounds of rape. In 2014, around 10 cases were registered after refusal to marry while in 2015, 28 such cases were registered.

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