Interestingly, Bihar is the only big state where more men are kidnapped than women, according to the 'Crime in India -- 2007' report prepared by National Crime Records Bureau.
According to the report, 1268 men were kidnapped from Bihar while figures for women were six less than that. Out of a total of 27,561 kidnapping cases, 12,856 were related to marriage in which 12,874 people were abducted.
Marriage was the main cause of kidnapping and abduction of women which accounted for 61.2 per cent (12,655) of the 20,690 victims from the fairer sex while ransom was the main cause of kidnapping of men representing 8.1 per cent cases (596 out of 7,340).
Among the women, the report said, the largest number of victims of kidnapping for marriage were from the age group of 18-30 years accounting for 7,930 followed by 15-18 years with 2,521.
Five men in the age-group of 18-30 years were among 417 people who were kidnapped for prostitution, with 264 women between 18 and 30 years leading the list of victims.
A total of 28,030 persons were kidnapped or abducted last year registering an increase of 15.4 per cent than the previous year.
More than double number of females (20,690) were kidnapped compared to men (7,340) accounting for 73.8 per cent, the NCRB report said.
Interestingly, not a single case of kidnapping was registered across the country for selling body or body parts while 15 cases of kidnapping for begging were reported.
The highest incidence of kidnapping was reported from Uttar Pradesh which accounted for 16.2 per cent (4,478 cases) followed by Bihar (2,530).
Out of 24000, Bihar has total kidnapping case of 2400, what about the name of other states. And Bihar is not even no one in Kidnapping..still I see Bihar name is all over the place in this article. and no mention of other states that adds up to 20,000 except UP. This author and of course the whole media in general is so much prejudiced against Bihar. The figure indicates that Bihar is unnecessary maligned. Unbelievable! Author of this kind of article should be hold liable for all these backlash against Bihari people in India. Why Bihar has to dragged in any bad news from India. I hope news media like this one which is quite reputed has to keep unnecessary highlighting bihar for unwarranted reasons. I hope someboday takes a note of it.
Biharis should be proud of their wonderful state for setting such fantastic records.