Mar 12, The scenario remained no different in the country as a whole. Highlights Punishment under IPC—whoever commits rape shall be punished with rigorous imprisonment of a minimum of seven years. The term can also extend to imprisonment for life. The situation is alike in rural and urban areas where women of all age groups are vulnerable to the crime.
As per the National Crime Records Bureau, cases of rape of women aged between years were reported in the country in What is more, 57 cases of rape with women above 60 years were also reported during the same year. But the recent cases of sexual assault on minor girls are alarming. What is even more alarming is the involvement of close acquaintances in the crime. The list included father, grandfather, brother, uncle, neighbour and employer. The challenge begins right from the time the girl goes to register the FIR against her crime.
Then the medical formalities take time. The process is time taking and tiring. Those who have been involved in the long fight for justice in rape cases say that the delay encourages the criminal minds who feel that they can move freely even after committing a heinous crime like rape.
MP recorded 4, cases during the year. He added that special instructions had been issued to all officials to be very prompt in cases of crime against women.
The cases are common where culprits range from family members to neighbours, business partners etc. Property and village enmities have resulted in vendetta rape cases. The case of a year-old Malihabad girl who was gang raped and murdered in is an example. Date rape— The city police arrested an imposter for duping and sexually harassing girls posing as an officer of the Indian army in PGI police area earlier this month.
It was one of the date rape cases reported in large numbers. Girls are lured for marriage and then targeted by the boyfriend. Lucknow Childline has cases where minor girl were lured by her boyfriend over telephone and they ran away from the house after the boy promised to marry her.
The boy attempted rape during the date. There is a civil law which says marital rape is a sexual violence under the domestic violence.
Only protection and compensation are allowed to the victim in such cases and nothing else is done. Cases of rape with newborns have also come to light. Little girls are abused in the name of games. Often they are lured with toys and chocolates and then sexually abused. Rape of poor and downtrodden—Prof Roop Rekha Verma says using the body of women of poor and dalit families has been a common trend which continues even now. There is no dearth of cases where men of affluent and rich families target poor and downtrodden women.
Many such cases do not come to light.