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Crime against women on railways: Molestation cases jump in 2018

While the number of rape cases has increased from 7 in 2016, to 10 in 2017 and 15 in 2018, molestation and assault cases decreased from 2016 to 2017 before increasing again in 2018.

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Zone-wise, the highest number of molestation cases in 2018 were registered in Southern Railway. (Representational Image)

Figures presented in Parliament show a mixed trend in the number of crimes against women registered by Government Railway Police over the last three years.

While the number of rape cases has increased from 7 in 2016, to 10 in 2017 and 15 in 2018, molestation and assault cases decreased from 2016 to 2017 before increasing again in 2018.

The figures were presented in Lok Sabha by Railways Minister Piyush Goyal.

Zone-wise, the highest number of molestation cases in 2018 were registered in Southern Railway (71), followed by Central (62).

Southern also accounted for 8 of the 12 assault cases registered in 2018. Of the 15 rape cases during the last year, 3 each were registered in NF Railway and West Central Railway, while three railways had 2 cases each and three others had 1 case each.

The figures were presented in Lok Sabha by Railways Minister Piyush Goyal in response to a question during the recent Budget Session.