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    Published On : Tue, Oct 6th, 2015
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    RTI expose: Marriage mess tops list of reasons for suicides; sex rackets too thrive

    RTI Expose
    Nagpur:
    The lifestyle has changed, drastically. The environment has changed, visibly. With these disturbing changes, a disturbing trend has come to light. A scan of information points out a spurt in suicides by womenfolk with married ones forming the majority. Marriage mess being topping the list of reasons for extreme steps.

    Another disturbing trend that is grabbing the headlines pertains to abduction of young as well as minor girls who fall prey to bogus marriage promises doled out by nasty-minded elements. At the same time, many a complaint of kidnapping of young girls are found to be bogus ones.

    One more bewildering picture has emerged wherein it was found that the role of women dealing in illicit liquor has gone higher in dimensions.

    The matter of facts got revealed through information sought by RTI activist Abhay Kolarkar under Right to Information Act.

    The RTI query has also revealed that maximum raids were conducted in regard to sex rackets this year. Till July end, 65 cases of flesh trade were registered. Earlier, in 2014, 11 cases of sex racket were registered while in 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010 the number of cases in this crime stand at 20, 13, 13 and 14 respectively.

    The tables of comparative figures tell the tale of suicides, crimes against women and liquor trade indulged in by womenfolk:

    Suicide cases since the past five years.

    • 2010:                     458
    • 2011:                     455
    • 2012:                     501
    • 2013:                     523
    • 2014:                     513
    • 2015 (till July):  323

    Males dominate the suicide figures.

    • Year       Males    Females
    • 2010       334         124
    • 2011       313         142
    • 2012       364         137
    • 2013       365         158
    • 2014       400         113
    • 2015       242         41

    (till July)

    Suicides by women.

    • Year       Married                Unmarried
    • 2010       77                           46
    • 2011       81                           54
    • 2012       67                           65
    • 2013       95                           56
    • 2014       36                           54
    • 2015       63                           30

    (till July)

    Crimes against women.

    • Year       Kidnapping         Rape      Molestation       Dowry
    • 2010       35                           58           87                           174
    • 2011       23                           45           68                           173
    • 2012       39                           57           84                           166
    • 2013       83                           90           210                         219
    • 2014       87                           116         279                         254
    • 2015       192                         100         213                         164

    (till July)

    Women arrested in liquor trade.

    • 2010:                     553
    • 2011:                     380
    • 2012:                     319
    • 2013:                     343
    • 2014:                     586

     

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