The Dark side of women in Assam.


Guwahati/ 4th July’2017 (Prag News Desk): With changing time, crimes against women are increasing but with the twist in the tale, women in Assam are too joining in the list of serious offenders.

Nearly 1,100 women were booked for committing serious offences like murder and kidnapping. While a record 543 women were arrested on charges of murder, the number of those arrested for kidnapping stood at 533. Of these cases, courts have already convicted nearly 60 women accused on charges of murder and kidnapping during the same period.

Among the districts, Karimganj recorded the most number of homicides by women, and significantly, nearly 50 per cent of the total women booked for murder are from Karimganj.

As far as abduction is concerned, Bongaigaon tops the list of women involved in hatching kidnapping plans, with 178 of them eventually getting arrested in the last five years. Jorhat with nearly 153 such arrests makes it to the second place. Further, the number of those involved in petty crimes across the State too is on the high.

It is to be noted that the representation of women in the police force has been far from satisfactory. In the last one decade, only nine women police personnel were inducted into the rank of inspectors, while the number of women sub-inspectors inducted into both unarmed and armed branches of Assam Police stands at 102 and 17 respectively.

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