299 women raped, 1059 kidnapped

Excelsior Correspondent
Jammu, Mar 7: State Government today said 299 women were raped and 1059 kidnapped across the State during 2012.
In a written reply to the question asked by the Member of Legislative Council Ravinder Sharma (Cong), seeking details regarding number of crimes against women in the State during past three years and steps being taken to check the atrocities against women, the Government said, “In the year 2012, 299 women/girls were raped and 1059 were kidnapped and abducted in different districts of the State.”
The Government further said that in the same year, two gang rape cases, 1322 cases of molestation and outraging modesty, 347 cases of eve-teasing, eight cases in dowry deaths, 199 cases of abetment to suicide, 301 cases in cruelty by husband, three cases under Dowry Restraint Prohibition Act and three in suppression of immoral trafficking were registered at various Police Stations across the State.
“Stringent laws were already in force and any culprit involved in a crime or atrocities against a woman was being dealt in accordance with law,” the Government replied and said the investigations in the cases were supervised by a senior officer adding, “effective patrolling and vigil was also being ensured at sensitive locations to prevent the occurrence of such crimes.”
The Government also said various awareness programmes, legal camps with the help of opinion leaders at the Police Station level were also organized to create public opinion about crime against women. However, no such detail about such camps, their locations and date of conduct was provided in the reply.


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