Number Of Incestuous Rapes On The Rise -Delhi Police Tells Hc
The figures submitted by the police to the Delhi high court are not only shocking but also shameful. The figures have revealed that of the 1,704 cases of rape registered in the Capital in the first 10 months of this year, 215 were instances of incestuous rape. More disturbingly, in 43 of these cases it was the father who committed the crime and in 27 cases it was the brother.
NUMBER OF INCESTUOUS RAPES ON THE RISE -DELHI POLICE TELLS HC
In one case the accused turned out to be the victim’s grandfather and in another 23 rape cases the stepfather was the accused. Fathers-in-law were found involved in eight cases, sons-in-law in three cases, and brothers-in-law in 74 cases. Not only this, uncle or maternal uncle were involved in 32 cases, and in four cases the accused turned out to be a cousin.
In 352 cases, the neighbour was the accused and in another 83 cases a family friend had a role. Tutors or instructors were involved in 24 cases while five cases were registered against a priest or tantric. Friends were the perpetrators in a staggering 642 cases.