GWALIOR: Madhya Pradesh DGP VK Singh made a bizarre and sexist comment stating that cases of fake kidnapping in the state are on a rise because of girls becoming more independent.
#WATCH MP DGP,VK Singh,"Ek naya trend IPC 363 ke roop mein dikha hai. Ladkiyaan swatantra zada ho rahi hain,aaj ke samaj mein ladkiyon ki badhti swatantrata ek tathya hai.Aise cases mein increase hua hai jismein wo ghar se chali jati hain aur report hoti hai kidnapping ki" (4Jul) pic.twitter.com/M42uCRquM1
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Shifting the blame on women for the issue, Singh said a new trend has emerged when it comes to Section 363 of the Indian Penal Code, which deals with punishment for kidnapping. "A new trend has been seen in the form of IPC 363. Girls are becoming more independent as they are going to schools and colleges, so in today's society, this is a reality. In these cases, the girls leave home but the report is of kidnapping," Singh said on July 4 when asked about rising fake kidnapping cases in the state.
The remarks by the Madhya Pradesh top cop comes after laters data by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) revealed that the state reported 6,016 cases of kidnapping and abduction of children in 2016.