39 cases of crime against women in Nagaland last year — NCRB
Eastern Mirror Desk
Dimapur, Sep. 19 (EMN): Nagaland reported 39 crimes against women under Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Special and Local Laws (SLL) in 2020, a marginal decline in reported cases compared to 2019 with 43 cases.
According to the latest National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data, Covid-hit 2020 saw crimes against women dropping across India but it also showed 77 rape cases being reported on an average every day.
Among the total crimes against women in Nagaland in 2020, six cases of kidnapping and abduction of women were reported – three in Dimapur, two in Mon, one in Zunheboto. Three rape cases were reported, two in Dimapur and one in Phek while one dowry death was also reported in Tuensang.
Two cases of cruelty by husband or his relatives were reported, one each in Dimapur and Zunheboto; and two cases were reported for insult to the modesty of women.
Meanwhile, seven cases of assault on women with intent to outrage her modesty were reported – five in Dimapur and two in Mokokchung while two cases of insult to the modesty of women was reported in Dimapur.
Moreover, one rape case of a girl below 18 years was reported in Kiphire
17 cases were reported under the Protection of girl child from Sexual Violence Act – six in Dimapur, four in Kohima, two each in Mon, Wokha and Zunheboto and one in Phek.
Out of the 17 cases, 14 were child rape cases – four in Dimapur, four in Kohima, two each in Wokha and Zunheboto, one each in Mon and Phek.
Meanwhile, two were sexual assault of girl child — one each in Dimapur and Mon – and one case of sexual harassment of girl child in Dimapur.
A total of 3,71,503 cases of crime against women were registered during 2020, showing a decline of 8.3% over 2019 (4,05,326 cases).
Majority of cases under crime against women(IPC) were registered under cruelty by husband or his relatives (30%) followed by assault on women with intent to outrage her modesty (23%), kidnapping and abduction of women (16.8%) and rape (7.5%).
It stated that the crime rate registered per lakh women population is 56.5 in 2020 in comparison with 62.3 in 2019.
Among all crimes against women, the highest number of cases was recorded under “cruelty by husband or relatives” in 2020. The NCRB data showed that there were 105 cases of acid attack in 2020.
Cities in Tamil Nadu — Coimbatore and Chennai— were the safest for women to live in as they had the lowest rate for crimes against women compared to 19 other metro cities in India, including Bengaluru and Mumbai, according to data.