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Rapes, robbery cases on rise in Guntur urban district

Rapes, robbery cases on rise in Guntur urban district
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The rape cases are on the rise this year in Guntur urban police district The minor girl rape cases were increased to 32 this year from 24 in the last year Similarly, rape cases were increased to 21 this year against 15 last year

Guntur: The rape cases are on the rise this year in Guntur urban police district. The minor girl rape cases were increased to 32 this year from 24 in the last year. Similarly, rape cases were increased to 21 this year against 15 last year.

The police booked cases under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012 against the accused who raped minor girls and under 376 of IPC and sent the accused to jail. Similarly, robbery cases have been increased to 20 during this year compared to 14 cases registered last year.

Harassment of women by husband and in-laws were also increased. Cases of harassment of married women by husband and in-laws increased to 756 this calendar year from 336 cases booked in the last year. The police booked cases under the Section 498(A), against the accused.

House breaking cases reduced to 175 from 200 cases during the last calendar year. The total property lost in the theft cases is Rs 6.76 crore and the police recovered Rs 4.35 crore.

Accidental deaths cases increased to 285 from 284 during the last year. The injured in non-fatal accidents have been reduced to 801 from 862 during the previous year.

The police booked cases for drunken driving against 4,760 persons and collected a penalty of Rs 65,75,500 lakh during this year. In the previous year, they booked 4006 cases and collected a penalty of Rs 55,55,700 lakh and court the convicted 178 persons in drunken driving cases.

Speaking to media, Guntur Urban SP Ch Vijaya Rao said, “They have taken steps to reduce accidents on National Highways and using speed guns and booking cases on vehicles going on high speed on NH and enforcing compulsory helmet rule. They are conducting drunken driving tests and booking cases against the drunken drivers in the Guntur urban police districts.”

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