As per the NCRB report, in comparison to 2020, an increase of 19.34 per cent has been recorded in the number of rape cases this year.
Four to five cases of rape are being reported daily in Punjab and the Pakistan government is considering special measures to deal with cases of sexual harassment, abuse and coercion.
The police claimed that the accused had admitted that he lured the girls to the fields with a packet of biscuits and tried to rape them.
The 15-year-old had gone to fetch water from a hand pump on Friday night, when the accused forcibly took her to a hut in the village and allegedly raped her.
Television channels are screaming with debates as to why, what and how this menace of sexual violence can be controlled in our society.
In his various public rallies in the recent past, Prime Minister Modi has targeted the opposition for ignoring development and turning a blind eye to the plight of the farmers.
The arrests, made over Monday and Tuesday, included three persons arrested for vandalism, attacks against buses and shops and blocking the roads.
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The Centre went into damage control on Friday evening, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi declaring “no culprits will be spared, complete justice will be done.
Maliwal today started an indefinite hunger strike demanding the government to take concrete actions to curb sexual crimes against women.
Mayurbhanj district has witnessed the highest 114 rape cases during 2016-17 followed by 114 in Balasore district.