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Outraging of modesy and women's murder increased in Telangana
Narendra Ch | 30 Dec 2014

Cases like rape, outraging of modesty and women's murder have registered an increase this year compared to previous year in the newly formed state of Telangana.

According to DGP there has been a significant rise in crimes against women in Telangana State, although, there is a slight decrease in overall percentage of crimes against women under 10 different heads and overall crimes against women have decreased by 5.44%.

The DGP informed that the Cyber Crime has almost double in Telangana compared to last year. While 334 Cyber Crime cases were reported in 2013, this year 618 cases have been registered. They include 12 cases registered by CID, 311 by Hyderabad City Police, 238 by Cyberabad Police and 57 cases in rest of Telangana State. 

As against 313 murders in 2013 (up to November), this year 329 women were murdered in the same period this year. Rape cases too have increased from 781 in 2013 to 893 in 2014. Similarly, the cases of Outraging of Modesty increased from 2,302 in 2013 to 2,907 this year, registering a rise by 26.28 per cent.

As against 12,472 cases in 2013, this year only 11,794 cases have been reported. There were 66 Dowry Murders (72 in 2013); 258 Dowry Deaths (270); 566 Abetment of Suicide (589); 5,366 Harassment cases (6198); 507 DP Act (1002); 542 Kidnapping & Abduction (2302) and 360 cases of Bigamy were reported this year as against 346 cases registered last year.

The DGP informed that there has been a slight decrease by 0.41% in the total number of cognizable crimes in Telangana State. As against 93,780 cases registered in 2013, this year 93,392 cases were reported.

There were 1156 Murders and Murders for Gain; 13,183 Hurt Cases; 691 Rioting; 796 Kidnap & Abduction; 328 Dacoities & Robberies; 18,123 Burglaries & Ordinary Thefts; 7,05 Cheatings and Criminal Breach of Trust; 61 Counterfeiting and 38,836 cases were registered under other Sections of Indian Penal Code.

Stating that as many as 49,791 cases are under investigation across the State as on November 31, he said that all measures are being taken to finalise these cases expeditiously. He also informed that a total of 207,706 cases are pending trial in various trial courts in Andhra Pradesh. 

The police chief said the left wing extremist activity had come down in Telangana during 2014. Four people were killed in the Maoist violence this year as against five last year. There were seven exchanges of fire between police and Maoists this year. One extremist was killed in one of these gun battles. As many as 68 Maoists surrendered during the year

According to him, Maoists had been making efforts to cross into Telangana from Chhattissgarh by crossing Godavari River in Karimnagar district. Referring to a recent such incident, he said this can't be termed as an attempt for resurgence. 

Greyhounds, the elite anti-Maoist force has been divided between Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. "Whatever units came to us are good enough to tackle Maoists. We are also training district police parties to ensure that our forces are not lacking," the DGP added.