Chhattisgarh ranks 3rd in juvenile assaults on women: NCRB
RAIPUR: Even as
juvenile offences have taken on a monstrous face in conflict with law, rape
tops the list of serious crimes in Chhattisgarh, which retained its fifth
position for third time in last four years. Madhya Pradesh came in first.
With the increasing
number of juvenile offences and assaults on women to outrage their modesty,
state ranks third on the list for these crimes, shows National Crime Records
Bureau (NCRB) 2013.
Going by figures of
last four years, juvenile offences in Chhattisgarh have been prominent among
top ten with statistical graph heading northwards year after year particularly
when it comes to rape and assault on women. Although state’s data on rape in
2012 shows zero, according to police officials they had then failed to compile
data on time which is why it wasn't entered.
ministry of home affairs (MHA) worrying over the steady rise in the trend had
assessed the data while looking at crimes like murder, attempt to murder,
homicide not amounting to murder, rape and abduction.
In 2010, 70 of the
858 rapes cases involved juveniles in state which rose to 80 in 2011; in 2012
NCRB shows no data while a steep rise is seen in 2013 with 122 rape cases
reported. Even as Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh
have been retaining first, second, third and fourth position, this year Uttar
Pradesh replaced Andhra Pradesh with 196 cases against juveniles.
the same brashness towards women, juveniles in state registered 112 cases for
assault on women to outrage her modesty in 2013, ranking third in India.
about rise in such offenses, child psychologist Dr Leena Raman said that most
cases occur in remote and slum areas of state where children have no scope for
counseling, good parenting or guidance. “Moreover addiction and substance abuse
are the major reasons for steady rise in juvenile offences in state. Financial
frustration is another matching factor that adds to the aggression among
juveniles,” she said.
Dr Leena said that in the urban society, she has recently been in consultation
with parents, specially mothers, who are beaten and assaulted by kids 16-18
years of age. “When youths have freedom of money, they want more and for that
they assault even their mothers and thus the crime begins from home. Addiction,
is the main source of crime by which a juvenile tends to disregard life and
their behavior,” the psychologist said.