Six women sexually assaulted every day in Delhi

Six women sexually assaulted every day in Delhi

Six women sexually assaulted every day in Delhi
At least six women were allegedly raped in Delhi every day this year. The situation could be much worse as some incidents go unreported.

The Delhi Police had registered 1,103 cases till June 30. The department had filed 1,037 cases during the same period last year. Last month, a 21-year-old gang-rape victim had also committed suicide at her Harsh Vihar house. She was attacked in February and since then her family was being pressurised into a compromise.

When compared with figures of last year, the situation has slightly improved when it comes to incidents of molestation, abduction and misbehaviour with women.

The data shows that 2,387 cases of molestation were reported in the first six months last year, while 2,192 cases were filed this year during the same period. Cases of kidnapping (2,247) and misbehaviour (729) have decreased when compared with figures of 2,018 and 492 respectively this year.

However, married woman have approached police with more complaints of dowry harassment this year. Delhi Commission for Women has objected to the Centre’s recent decision to disband the Special Task Force for women safety in the capital.

In a letter to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, DCW chief Swati Maliwal said the commission was dealing with hundreds of complaints daily.

“The women and girls of Delhi repeatedly ask – when will they get justice? What steps has the Central government taken to ensure that no girl or women is raped?” she said.
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