- NET Web Desk
The Assam Police’s recent revelation is shocking as altogether 1,326 rape cases were registered across Assam in the first seven months of 2021 (from January 1 to July 31).
Sources highly placed within the law and order department said, “641 such cases were related to girl victims below 18 years while 685 cases were of women victims above 18 years of age.”
Meanwhile, in the last six years from 2016 to July 31, 2021, a total of 18,693 rape cases were registered in Assam. Out these, a whooping amount of 7,607 were cases related to girl victims below 18 years while 11,086 cases were of women victims above the 18 years mark.
“A total of 13,943 charge sheets were filed against 15,447 persons during the mentioned period. However, the number of persons against whom charge sheets were filed does not include the figures for 2021,” said the police.
According to NCRB source, “821 rape cases registered in 2016 were related to girl victims below 18 years of age. In 2017, the figure stood at 1,149 followed by 1,721 cases in 2018; 1,779 cases in 2019; 1,496 cases in 2020; and 641 rape cases in 2021 (up to July 31).”