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Delhi

First month saw over 250 arrests in crime against women cases

New Delhi: The first month (January) of the year, 2018, witnessed more than 250 cases related to crime against women (CAW) in national Capital. Delhi Police claimed that they have arrested more than 290 accused in the case.
The Delhi Police data accessed by Millennium Post (till 31st January) claimed that more than 100 cases of rape were registered in January in which 90 cases were 'worked out' and 108 people were arrested in this regard.
In 2017 more than 140 cases were reported in the same month and 118 persons were nabbed. Cases of assault on women with intent to outrage her modesty were 132 in January. Police worked out more than 100 cases in this regard and arrested 132 accused.
The data further claimed that around 20 cases were registered under Section 509 IPC (insult to the modesty of women) in which 18 cases were worked out and 20 persons were arrested. More than 10 cases of kidnapping of women were registered with city police, in which 14 people were nabbed. Five persons were arrested for abduction of women whereas cases under 498-A/ 498 IPC (cruelty by husband and in-laws) were five in which three were worked out and five persons were nabbed. Modern society still plagued by dowry as the Delhi Police data claimed that 10 cases were reported under section Dowry death (304B) of IPC in January in which nine cases were solved and 10 persons were arrested in this regard.
According to data around 2,049 rape cases were reported in the year 2017 and the investigation in the rape cases revealed that 38.99 percentage of accused were friends or family friends whereas the involvement of neighbours in the rape was 19.08 per cent. Relatives were also found in the involvement of rape cases as their percentage was 14.20. The data further claimed that in 3.86 percent of cases employers or co-workers were involved whereas in 20.50 percent cases other known persons have committed the incident. Cops also said that involvement of strangers in cases of rape in Delhi declined from 3.57 percent in 2016 to 3.37 percent in 2017.
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