Chandigarh: Aged women in Chandigarh seem to be not the only ones who are targeted by miscreants, as an outsized percentage of minor girls too turn victims of rapes and molestation cases in Chandigarh. The data of Chandigarh Police shows that the minors seem to be turning easy prey of the criminals especially in cases of rape, molestation and sexual harassment.
The official data of Chandigarh Police reveals that in 2016, as many as 21 cases of rape have been registered by the Chandigarh Police and among the victims, 12 were minors whereas 9 were majors. In 2015, as many as 78 cases of rape were registered and shockingly among those, maximum victims were minor girls. In 2014, as many as 65 cases of rape were registered and shockingly among those, 32 victims were minor girls while other 33 were major. Among the 87 molestation cases registered in 2014, 17 victim girls were minor whereas 60 were major.
Reported when victim is Pregnant
The Chandigarh Police have registered several cases of rape this year after the victims who were reportedly minor were found pregnant. On June 14, an unknown person has been booked for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl here at colony number 4, Industrial Area Phase I, Chandigarh. The incident came to light when the victim was found two months pregnant, said police.
The 16-year-old victim was taken to GMSH, Sector 16 for a routine check-up after she complained of stomachache and the doctor found her two-months pregnant. On March 5, a 17-year-old girl was found pregnant after she was raped by her neighbour here at Sector 43 Attawa, Chandigarh. The victim girl was one-and-a-half-months pregnant when the incident came to light.
Accused known in 99 per cent cases
Police sources stated that in most of the cases, the accused was the neighbour of the victim or was known to the victim. A senior police official said that a detailed study of these cases revealed that the in 99 per cent of the cases, the accused is known to the victim and has minor girls are turning easy prey for them.
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