Nagaland records lowest ‘crime against women’ cases
Eastern Mirror Desk
Dimapur, Jan. 14 (EMN): Nagaland was reportedly the state with the lowest number of crime against women for the year 2018, in the recently released report by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). The total rate of crimes against women in Nagaland was 7.3%, with 75 cases falling under Indian Penal Code (IPC); and Special and Local Laws (SLL) in 2018.
Interestingly, Assam with 166% (27728 cases) topped the list of states with the highest number of crime against women beating the union territory of Delhi, which had a total rate of 149.6% (13640 cases).
The number of crime was tabulated based on different categories such as murder with rape/gang rape, dowry deaths, abetment to suicide of women, miscarriage (Sec. 313 and 314 IPC), acid attack (Sec. 326 A IPC), cruelty by husband or his relatives and kidnapping and abduction of women, to name a few.
Nagaland reported 38 cases of kidnapping and abduction of women, with two cases under ‘kidnapping for ransom’ and one case under ‘kidnapping and abduction of women to compel her for marriage’.
Mizoram had a total of one case, the lowest under this category while Assam had 6737 cases, the highest among the north-eastern states.
Eleven cases of rape were reported in Nagaland in 2018, with eight women above 18 years, and three girls below 18 years. The NCRB report also indicated that there were 10 cases of ‘assault on women with intent to outrage modesty (Sec. 354 IPC)’ and seven cases of ‘insult to the modesty of women (Sec. 509 IPC)’ in Nagaland.
Three cases were also reported under ‘cruelty by husband or his relatives’ (Sec. 498 A IPC) in Nagaland, against Assam’s 11261 cases, and Rajasthan’s 12363 cases, the highest in the country.
The NCRB report also indicated that Rajasthan had the highest number of cases in the country for kidnapping and abduction of women with 1537. Nagaland had zero cases under this category, while Assam, again, topped the north-eastern states with 945 cases.