The fourth most common crime against women in India is Rape. According to the National Crime Records Bureau 2013 annual report, 24,923 rape cases were reported across India in 2012. Out of these, 98% of the cases that is 24,470 were committed by someone known to the victim. Just with a sample survey in India, Human Rights Watch cases are registered more than 7,200 minors that are 1.6 in 100,000 minors. They were raped each year in India. Victims who do report the crimes are alleged to suffer injury and humiliation among these survey from the police.
India has been rated as one of the
“countries with the lowest per capita rates of rape”.
A 2014 piece in The Lancet states that the
“8.5% prevalence of sexual violence in the country is among the lowest in the world.”
Records of 2012 shows, Among Indian Cities, New Delhi has the highest raw number of rape reports, while Jabalpur has the highest per capita rate of rape reports. Several rape cases in India received extensive media attention and triggered protests since 2012. So, Government of India to amend its penal code for crimes of rape and sexual assault.
Indian Penal Code for Rape Case
Government amend the court for rape is Section 375 of the Indian Penal Code, §375. Rape. Cases under any of the six following descriptions
- Against her will.
- Without her consent.
- With her permission, when her consent is obtained by putting her or any person in whom she is involved, in fear of death.
- With her permission, when the man knows that he is not her husband and that her assent is given because she believes that he is another man to whom she is.
- With her permission, when, at the time of giving such consent, because of unsoundness of mind or exhilaration or the administration by him personally or even through another of any stupefying and also even unwholesome substance, she is unable to understand the nature and consequences of that to which she gives consent.
- With or without her approval, when she is under sixteen years of age.
Explanation – Penetration is sufficient to constitute the sexual intercourse necessary to the offence of rape.
Exception – Sexual communication by a man with his wife, the wife not being under fifteen years of age, is not rape.
Recent Rape Cases in India
On 16 December 2012, The gang-rape of a 23-year-old student on a public bus. She was with a male friend who was harshly beaten with an iron rod during the incident. This incident glittered large protests across the capital Delhi.
3 Arrested for Gang Raping a 15-yr-old Girl in Bus in TN
In Tamil Nadu, a teenage girl was Gang Raped in a private bus by the two drivers and a conductor in Salem. In this case, three of them were charged and arrested. This case reminds the 2012 incident Delhi Nirbahaya gang rape case. Those three were charged with these following sections Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act(POCSO) and in the Prevention of SC/ST Atrocities Act and also for kidnapping the girl, intimidation and for attempt rape.
Mumbai Minor Boy Sexually Abused by the Teacher
A 54-year-old School teacher of a private Marathi-medium school in Ulhasnagar was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting three minor boys and two girls. Bhalchandra Bhangale is a teacher who accused of targeting students aged eight to nine and threatening them to keep quiet. A case of rape under IPC section 376 and sections of Protection Of Children from Sexual Offences was registered against the teacher.
Teenage Girl Gangraped in UP’s Ballia
Three men in Bansdeeh area had raped a 14-year-old Dalit girl allegedly, the police said. Ajay Paswan, who lives in the village at same area had taken the girl to his home, he is one, and two others allegedly raped her, they said. Paswan arrested, and FIR had been registered by the Superintendent of Police Sujata Singh.
Not only in India, This happens to be global phenomena. For Example, Recently a British Student was Raped in a Fake Taxi.
British Student was Raped in a Fake Taxi
A British student was raped in Italy while travelling in a fake taxi, Police have said. The Woman who was the student with age of 21 years old found “curled up with her head in her hands” by a security guard near an industrial estate in Palermo, Sicily. Read Full News
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