The police say the offenders and the victims knew each other in all but 25 of the 662 cases.
And the victims have usually been underage. The age group with the highest number of victims — 286 — is 12 to 18, followed by the 18-25 group that has had 167 cases, officials pointed out.
Those arrested for abuse in the immediate family have included fathers and stepfathers. Police said 15 fathers were arrested for raping their daughters and seven of the offenders were stepfathers of the victims, while two were ex-husbands, 17 were brothers-in-law and four were uncles.
Beyond relatives and neighbours, those arrested have included two of the victims’ doctors, a principal, and a priest. There have been 16 arrests of employees and colleagues, and 10 of landlords.
Data maintained by the National Crime Records Bureau reveals that of the 45,600 people who are in jails across the country on rape charges, more than 80 per cent were known to the victim. Less than half of those in jail have been convicted.
The Delhi police say they will introduce a slew of measures to improve the working of their women’s helpdesk with the assistance of women activists. As of now, a policewoman monitors the helpdesk for women started in 2010 at each police station in the city.
“We are working at deploying more women cop at the helpdesk. It will be monitored by women’s NGO representatives. We have also invited suggestions from these groups to improve the handling of our helpline for women,” special commissioner (law and order) Dharmendra Kumar said.
Besides the high count of rapes within the household or neigbourhood, officials say a large number of complaints received from wives and daughters are of beating and abuse.
Dr Jitendra Nagpal, a psychiatrist, stresses the need to educate men and women at home. “A large number of women are unaware about their rights and continue to get harassed,” he said. “The residents’ welfare association could educate each household about domestic violence and women and child protection laws.”
5 under 2 years of age
105 aged 2 to 12
286 aged 12 to 18
167 aged 18 to 25
99 over 25
5 fathers, 7 stepfathers,
2 ex-husbands, 17 brothers-in-law, 4 uncles, 3 cousins,
1 stepson, 2 fathers-in-law
189 other relatives, friends
Ham aaj jis samaj me jee rahe hain , usme ladkiyon ko sirf ek khilona bana kar rakh diya hai. dosh hai pura system ka , aaj ladkon ki fitrat me ho gaya hai ki ladki ko dekha nahi comments shuru , chahe raod ho ya schools college k bahar . rokne wala koi nahi. qki na to jhagde se kuchh hona hai aur na police complaint se. dusro k matter me waise bhi logo ko kahan dilchaspi hoti hai ? is samaj me ab parivartan ki bahut jarurat hai warna aane wala samay itna kharab hoga jiski sayad ham sirf kalpna kar sakte hain . . aaj behenbetiyon ka sirf sadak par chalna mushkil hai .agar sarkar ne delhi kaand k baad sakht kaanun na banaya to sayad aane wale samay me kisi ki maayen bhi surakshit nahi hongi delhi kand par sarkar sirf afsos prakat kar rahi hai , are dard usse puchho jisne apni beti kho di saja ka kaanun bane to esa bane ki rape karne k liye soche wala us saja ko soch k andar se kaanp uthe hame ek frienly society chahiye aur ye baat sayad police prashasan ko samajhne ki jada jarurat h.
The Press would do well to distinguish cases rather than lump them all together under omnibus categories like ' Rapes by persons known to the victim'. Distinctions should be made between (a)rape with violence or threat of violence and (b) rape without such a threat or violence (c) Rape by blood relatives i.e. close kin (d) Rape by others known to the victim. Capital punishment should be meted out for perpetrators of (a) and (c) since such creatures strike at the roots of civilization and even the memory of their existence is ruinous to civilized humanity.
dear editor, Two things are outstanding )1) The beastly trait inherent in few human beings (2) Lack Character (3) the rest of the people present in the bus as well were all bad characterless other wise such a thing would not have taken place inside a bus.All these criminals must be tried and no honest people must come frward to defebd these rogues.In fact crimes can be prevented if advocates bot sides look for the truth of the incident and not trying to SAVE a criminal A new out look shall have to be introduced in this system dated Monday December 31st 2012 Time 1014Hrs ist
We in India have become a very SICK society...Some of us are forced to take the law into our own hands, because the Justice system has broken down...If these six men had committed this atrocious act on My girlfriend, sister or mother, I would have killed ALL SIX OF THEM, with a bullet each to the head! How long can We all allow this to happen? Look at the recent massacre of 20 little kids and six teachers in America. Every year, on the occassion of Raksha Bandhan, we brothers make a promise to our sisters to protect them. When our sisters are beaten,raped and burnt in fake kitchen accidents, We have no choice but to face the arduous, crippled Indian Justice System. I am not at all saying that We should take the law into our own hands. I am saying that we should all strive to rid Our India from all these countless social evils (including rape), that plague our society and country.We are ALL responsible for Amanat's death.Be the CHANGE you want to see!God Save Our India PLEASE!
The events of past 2 weeks have revealed that India is still far off from being considered a developed nation or future super-power. Protestors are looking for answers however, right answers are not coming. Probably, they will not and this tragedy of enormous proportion may just fade away like so many others. India is changing however, its slow to adapt itself to the fact that men and women are now equal. It has been a men dominated society for long simply because of demands of environment as son was looked upon to provide care to old parents. Now women are equally capable and in most cases are more loving and caring compared to men. Therefore, fasination to have son must stop if equality has to be achieved. Education system now does not leave room for Charater building. My father told me one thing when I was growing up - If money is lost nothing is lost, Health is lost something is lost but if character is lost everything is lost. Solution lies in building character, home and school.