Pune City Becomes Unsafe For Women As It Records Highest Number Of Crimes Against Them. This Is Worrisome!
Let me get straight to the point here, whenever a woman gets out of her house, she is on high alert. Thoughts like is someone eyeing me, or am I dressed appropriately constantly run through our minds. And if it is nighttime, the situation is worse for us. Crime news like rape, assault, domestic violence and many others get reported every day, which shed light on women’s safety or lack thereof. The Indian city which has now joined the list of becoming a hotbed for crimes against women is Pune. It has become the city that has registered the most number of criminal cases against women.
Pune Becomes Unsafe For Women
As per a report by Hindustan Times, cases of 659 crimes against women have been registered in Pune City so far in 2022. Crimes like rape, domestic violence, cruelty by husband and kidnapping are among the heinous crimes against women that have been registered. There has been a sharp rise in the cases over the past three years as 341 cases were reported in the first half of 2022 and 473 cases in 2021.
The head of the Mahila Sahayak Kaksh at Bharosa cell, assistant police inspector Sujata Shanme, said that the spike in domestic violence cases was during the lockdown period. The family members and the husband of the woman inflicted violence on her as mental pressure and even the work-from-home mode of working mounted. There were 82 domestic violence cases registered in 2020 and the number rose to 112 in 2022. The lockdown period saw the highest number of domestic violence cases.
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There has also been a sharp increase in the number of rape cases. The number of rape cases that stood at 17 in 2020 rose to 138 in 2022. The Bharosa cell has been created to provide protection to women against crime which also include 38 Damini Marshals who extend help and support to women who are distressed.