93 rape cases registered every month in state: RTI

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Sat Singh

Tribune News Service

Bhiwani, October 24

As many as 93 rapes are reported in the state every month, one fifth of which occur in Gurgaon district alone.This was revealed through in RTI filed before the Punjab and Haryana High Court by a local activist Capt Pawan Kumar Anchal.According to the information, 655 rape cases were registered in the state from January to July. Of these, maximum were registered in the National Capital Region districts of Gurgaon and Faridabad.As many as 136 cases were under filed under the Indian Penal Code in Gurgaon followed by Faridabad which reported 72 cases.Sonepat registered 47 rape cases, Kurukshetra (12), Panchkula (5) and Narnaul (4).According to the RTI information, a total of 122 dowry death cases were registered in the state from January to July. Maximum cases of dowry deaths (15) have been reported from Gurgaon.At least 13 such cases were reported in Faridabad followed by Palwal and Panipat at 11 each.As many as 10 dowry death cases were registered in Karnal.Capt Anchal said a total of 627 cases were registered in the state under the Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.Maximum cases were reported from Faridabad (86), followed by Karnal (63) and Yamunagar (53). Comparatively, eight more cases were registered in 2016 under the POCSO Act every month than last year.A total of 983 cases were registered under the Act in 2015.

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