Guwahati, February 22, 2019
66 cases of rape have been filed in various police stations under the Guwahati Police Commissionerate in 2018. A total of 11 rape cases were filed at the Dispur Police Station in 2018 of which charge-sheet has been filed in three rape cases.
In Dispur Police Station, 86 kidnappings, 842 thefts, one robbery, seven murders, 148 cases of harassment of women were registered, as per a report filed by The Assam Tribune.
On the other hand, six cases of rape have been filed in Chandmari Police Station, three cases each in Pragjyotishpur Police Station, Satgaon Police Station, Paltan Bazar Police Station, Garchuk Police Station, Hatigaon Police Station and Sonapur Police Station.
On the other hand, seven rapes were filed in Jalukbari Police Station, two each in Geetanagar and Bharalumukh Police Stations, two in Azara Police Station, five in Basistha Police Station and four in Fatasil Ambari Police Station.
One rape case each has been filed in Noonmati Police Station, Pan Bazar Police Station, Latasil Police Station, Khetri Police Station and Bhangagarh Police Station. Meanwhile, four rapes and 85 cases of harassment of women were registered at the women’s police station, as mentioned in the report filed by The Assam Tribune.
4,944 rape cases in Assam
The Sarbananda Sonowal-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government has registered as many as 4,944 rape cases in Assam after coming into power in 2016. This was informed by State Parliamentary Affairs Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary during the on-going budget session of the Assam Legislative Assembly on February 4th, 2019.
Patowary also informed that in Guwahati, a total of 9,928 theft cases, 19 looting cases, 182 rape cases, 1,769 kidnapping cases, 110 dowry cases and 2,686 road accidents were reported from 2016 to January 25th, 2019.