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Three women molested or raped in NCR everyday

Last updated: 08 March, 2010
New Delhi, Mar 8 (PTI) 14:27 IST

At least three women were raped or molested in the national capital and adjoining satellite townships everyday this year, if official statistics are to be believed.

A total of 128 cases of molestations and rapes were reported from Delhi, Noida and Ghaziabad in the first 45 days of the year, the statistics said.

In the national capital, a senior official said, 70 cases of molestation and 45 cases of rapes were reported this year till February 15. Last year, Delhi reported 552 cases of molestation and 469 cases of rapes.

The IT hub of Haryana's Gurgaon has reported seven cases of crime against women -- four molestation cases and three rape cases this year while last year the total was 50, including 29 cases of rape.

Noida in Uttar Pradesh, another satellite town of Delhi, reported two molestation cases and four rape cases this year, the official said. Out of 68 cases reported last year in Noida, 46 were molestation cases.

Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad which is also a neighbouring town of the capital reported a total of 129 incidents, including 87 molestation cases, during 2009-10.

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