Rohtak range police on Thursday defended the spike in rape cases with last year's data, even as the number reached the 100 mark.
The rape of a minor dalit at Dabra village of Hisar district hogged the attention of media on 9 September, followed by the rape of two minors at Rohtak district within, police has virtually been under attack for not doing enough.
Senior police officials don't see it something unusual with the reporting of six cases in last less than one month. Senior police officials of four district under Rohtak range said
"There is a decline in the number of cases registered under 376 by 3 October this year, compared to last year".
Alok Mittal, Inspector General of Police(IGP), Rohtak range said "We had registered 130 cases by this time in Rohtak range, but we have over 100 cases under 376 sections of IPC this year by now".
Rohtak superintendent of police, Vivek Sharma said "We had 49 rape cases by 3 October, while we just have 33 cases under 376 by this time". There is huge decline by year, compared to corresponding time of last year.
A senior police official of Jhajjar said "We had 32 rape cases during by now, while we have registered just 12 rape cases. There is drop of 20 cases". Panipat superintendent of police KK Rao said "There is reduce of 9 rape cases, as we had registered 39 rape cases in the corresponding time".
While Sonepat police has also registered 5 cases less than corresponding year, as 30 cases were registered in 2011.
A senior police official said "Rape is a heinous crime which should be stopped at every cost, but figures show that there is a decline in this crime trend".
It is pertinent to mention that Karnal district was also the part of Rohtak range last year, but was isolated in October, 2011.
It may be noted that a dalit girl was gang raped by youths of dominating community on September, 9 at Dabra village of Hisar district.
Victim's father committed suicide after facing social humiliation. A married woman was gang raped at Pillukhera village under Sifodon block of Jind district.
Perpetrators made mms of the act and circulated in the whole town on 21 September. A minor was gang raped at Gohana town of Sonepat district on 26 September, and case was registered on 28 September.
A minor was gang raped in moving jeep at Bhiwani on 29 September.
While a minor was raped last week, and two rape cases were registered on 3 October at Gohana and Rohtak. All accused arrested in all cases.
Women role found in two cases
In 2 October incident, a minor and a school drop out, was taken out by her three aunts on the pretext of seeing the doctor.
Later, they(accused) sent the minor girl with a man identified as Binder to an abandoned building on Hisar road, and crime was committed.
Rohtak police booked main accused under rape charges and other four under criminal conspiracy.
In second case, a 30 year old married women of Gurthali village under Jind district, was taken out to the agriculture fields of another village by her sister in law and was served before a 50 year old man of same village.