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11 December 2017

Soumya Ranjan Sahoo

Bhubaneswar: Despite stresses on women empowerment and emancipation as well as spurred-up policing for maintaining law and order, 288 gang rapes and 5,935 rape cases have been reported in Odisha since 2015 while a total number of 175 women have become victims of objectionable videos going viral in the last three years.

This was revealed in the Assembly by Odisha Chief Minister-cum-Home Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday.

Replying to a written question of Congress Chief Whip Tara Prasad Bahinipati, the Chief Minister said that 42 cases relating to incidents of objectionable videos of women going viral have been registered in 2015, while 40 cases of cyber crime were registered in 2016.

The incidents increased in the current year with 93 cases registered by September end this year, taking the total cases relating to cyber crime between 2015 and 2017 to 1,261, he said.

Also, 5,935 rape cases have been registered in the three years. Of the 2,286 cases were reported in 2015, 109 were of gangrape.

The figure in 2016 was 2,144 rape cases and 96 gangrape cases. Similarly, 1,505 rape cases and 83 gangrape cases have been reported till September this year, said Patnaik, adding that chargesheets in 3,040 rape cases have been filed in the last three years.

The House was also informed that 3904 murder cases have been reported in the last three years, dacoity cases stand at 1427, robbery 5341 cases, bank robbery 11 cases, theft 25757 cases and dowry death cases of 1799 reported till November 30, 2017 since 2015.