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Bengal Shocker! Woman Strangled To Death While Trying To Save Granddaughter From Rapist

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Bobins Abraham
Bobins AbrahamUpdated on Mar 07, 2020, 11:15 IST

In a shocking incident, a 62-year-old woman was killed for trying to save her granddaughter from a man who tried to sexually assault her. The incident was reported from Berhampore in Bengal’s Murshidabad district on Wednesday.

According to the police, the 15-year-old girl was living with her grandmother as her parents died long ago. On Wednesday night, a man tried to break into their house and attack the minor girl.?

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The grandmother then tried to lock him inside the house and seek help. The accused then turned on the woman and strangled her to death. The accused who tried to flee was caught by locals who caught him and handed over to the police. According to locals, the 37-year-old accused was known to the victim's family and had tried to assault the girl in the past too.?

The grandmother was so apprehensive about the accused and to protect her, the woman would even lock the house from outside.?

According to the ‘Crime in India’ in 2018 report by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), 91 rapes were reported daily across the country in 2018. Crimes against women and girls have also seen a steady rise in recent years. According to the NCRB report of 2018, nearly 3.78 lakh cases of crime against women were reported across the country.?

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In 2018, Maharashtra saw 35,497 crimes committed against women in 2018, followed by West Bengal (30,394), Madhya Pradesh (28,942), and Rajasthan (27,866). In 2017 on October 28, after a delay of two years.?

According to the report, a total of 3,59,849 cases were reported against women in 2017. In comparison, in 2016, 3.38 lakh cases of crime were registered against women, while 3.2 lakh cases were recorded in 2015. The number of cases reported has increased. Looking at state-wise data, Uttar Pradesh has again topped the list with 56,011 cases of crime against women. It is followed by Maharashtra with 31,979 cases and West Bengal at 30,002.?

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The data also showed that as many as rapists in 93.7% of the cases were people known to the rape victim. In as many as 18,059 cases the rapists were friends, employers, neighbours or other known persons, while in 11,945 cases they were online friends.?

Experts said that while the increase in rapes and other crimes against women could indicate more reporting of such crimes, it also showed that the absolute numbers are on the rise, with lax state response compounding the problem of women’s safety.

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