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NHRC Issues Notice Over Increasing Cases Of Crime Against Women In Rajasthan

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NHRC Notice: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a notice to the authorities regarding the increasing rate of crime against women in the state of Rajasthan.

As the lockdown was imposed in the country, the rate of crime had gone up drastically. This also saw an alarming rise in the rate of crime in the states like Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, and Madhya Pradesh.

According to a report, a 123% surge was observed in crime against women in May 2020 as compared to the beginning of the same year. These crimes were observed to be in the form of domestic violence, dowry death, abetment to suicide, eve-teasing, rape, murder, and more.

Another report shared the data where the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) in 2019 had listed Rajsthan as the number one in rape or attempt rape cases. Following the same trend, the striking increase in the crime against women in Rajasthan has made the National Human Rights Commission take firm steps.

National Human Rights Commission has issued a notice to the Chief Secretary, and Director-General of Police, Rajasthan. The tweet by ANI read, “National Human Rights Commission issues notices to Chief Secretary, and Director-General of Police, Rajasthan over ‘complaints of exponential increase in the incidents of crime against women in the State’.”

Crime against women in Rajasthan

An assistant police commissioner Kailash Bohra allegedly asked for sexual favours from a rape survivor as a bribe to conduct an investigation in a case filed by her. Later, a termination order had been issued against Kailash Bohra.

Another incident from Rajasthan talks about the crime against a minor girl. A man had raped a minor girl for which he has been given the death penalty by POCSO court. The Public Prosecutor said, “Court declared him guilty after 26 days of filing the complaint. He was punished on the 27th day. Court expressed that it was a heinous crime & he deserves the death penalty.”