One minor held for rape every 4 hours in India

BENGALURU: At least one juvenile is arrested on charges of rape every four hours on an average in India since the last three years. Similarly, one juvenile is apprehended every two hours for assault on women with intent to outrage their modesty. Five such juveniles are charged with one cognizable crime or the other.
Union home ministry’s latest data reveals that between January 1 and December 31, 2016, some 2,054 juveniles were arrested for rape (one every 4.2 hours to be exact) and 1,627 were apprehended for assaulting women.
In fact, the number of juveniles held for rape has been consistent for the last three years – at one arrest every four hours. There were 6,039 arrests between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2016 (that’s one arrest every 4.3 hours).

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