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Delhi: The Rape Capital of India!!

These are today’s headlines from HT..

Despite the fact that India is probably the only country where a Death Penalty can be given for rape… its capital, Delhi, is also the capital of Rape! Shameful rape cases come to light. Priyadarshini Mattoo was a prominent one where the well connected was accused who was acquitted by the Trial Court.. but awarded Death Penalty by the High Court!

But many just go un-noticed!

Here is some sense of the stats in this area.. two things stand out: 1. The incidents are too many!! 2. Chances that the rapist is known to the victim are the highest! Specially relatives and neighbors!

A woman is raped in the Indian capital every 24 hours and, in an overwhelming majority of cases registered by police in the last six months, the rapists were known to the victims.

These are among the startling findings of an extensive analysis of 2,359 rape cases registered by Delhi Police between early 1999 and June this year.

According to the study, till June 15 this year, 248 rapes were recorded in the city, marginally lower than the figures for the same period last year.

Police have solved 232 of the cases registered this year and arrested 330 men in connection with them, as some cases involved more than one attacker.

The analysis also threw up the fact that a majority of victims (89) and the accused (113) this year were illiterate.

These are among the startling findings of an extensive analysis of 2,359 rape cases registered by Delhi Police between early 1999 and June this year.

According to the study, till June 15 this year, 248 rapes were recorded in the city, marginally lower than the figures for the same period last year.

Police have solved 232 of the cases registered this year and arrested 330 men in connection with them, as some cases involved more than one attacker.

The analysis also threw up the fact that a majority of victims (89) and the accused (113) this year were illiterate.

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