Will Uttar Pradesh become the next rape capital?

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A 24-year-old girl from a village in Muzaffarnagar district is studying degree. Subodh from the same village has been harassing her for years. The girl family couldn’t bear the torture, came to Muzaffarnagar. Subodh got angry on this and took a vicious decision.

Subodh interrupted the young girl on her way to college. She was forced into the car, she was given anaesthesia. Subodh along with his two friends raped her and the act was filmed by his friends in Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar district. A few hours later, the girl was dropped near the college and was threatened. The victim complained to her parents, and the parents resorted to the police station. The police started investigating the case. In another incident in the district, a 22-year-old woman was allegedly harassed by two youth while working in an agricultural field near Narottampur Majra village.

The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) released the annual Crime in India report of 2017, after a delay of two years. According to the report, a total of 3,59,849 cases were reported against women in 2017. In comparison, in 2016, 3.38 lakh cases of crime were registered against women, while 3.2 lakh cases were recorded in 2015. The number of cases reported has increased. Looking at state-wise data, Uttar Pradesh has again topped the list with 56,011 cases of crime against women. It is followed by Maharashtra with 31,979 cases and West Bengal at 30,002.
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