Crimes against women on rise in J&K

Srinagar, July 19:

J&K has witnessed an increase in crimes against women during the past two years, a report by state Crime Branch (CB) has revealed.

In 2017, at least 3363 cases of atrocities against women were registered by police. These included cases of kidnapping, abduction, rape, molestation, dowry, cruelty by husband and other crimes.

In its latest Crime Gazette the CB has said the number of such cases grew to 3623 last year, an increase of 260 cases compared to the situation in 2017.

In 2018, as per the report, 1602 cases of molestation and 354 cases of rape were registered by police across all districts of J&K. The number of rape cases reported in 2017 was 314.

In a worrying trend, 1079 cases of abduction and kidnapping were registered in 2018, showing an increase of 119 cases, compared to 2017.

Courtesy: Greater Kashmir

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