Ram Vilas seeks Manmohan’s intervention to check big rise in rape cases in Bihar



Patna,(BiharTimes): Lok Janshakti Party president Ram Vilas Paswan on Wednesday sought Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s intervention in checking rape crimes in Bihar.

In a letter to the Prime Minister Paswan drew attention towards the alarming rise in incidents of rape in Nitish Kumar-ruled Bihar.

“In the context of the recent barbaric gang rape case of Delhi girl, I would like to draw your kind attention to the distressing situation of rape cases in the state of Bihar. It may be seen from the data taken from the website of Bihar Police.

“The above indicates that the position of rape cases in Bihar is quite alarming and Government of Bihar does not seem to be serious at all to deal with persons accused in these heinous crimes against women,” the letter said.

Quoting Bihar Police he wrote 823 rape cases have been registered in various police stations in the state from Bihar from January to October 2012.

“This goes to show that on an average three rape cases are taking place in Bihar everyday. In the last 15 days, seven cases of heinous nature have been reported from the state.

“It is not understood as to why the Nitish Kumar government does not come forward to release this data and action taken thereon before passing any value judgement on such sensitive incidents taking place in other places including Delhi,” he said.

Paswan urged Manmohan Singh to take up this matter with the Government of Bihar and direct it to address the issue on priority basis with all seriousness.

Bihar has recently witnessed some heinous incident of gang-rapes. In fact a BJP MLA, Raj Kishore Kesari, accused of raping a lady principal in Purnea, was stabbed to death by the victim exactly two years ago. In Patna too a school girl was not only gangraped but the MMS made on it was circulated in the city while police could do little.

Women activists have repeatedly been alleging that many cases of rapes and gang-rapes are not reported in police for obvious reasons.

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