Mumbai: The offence have been registered against 31-year-old government school teacher for allegedly raping his colleague in Mokhada taluka, Palghar district.
The complainant wanted a transfer to another school. The accused using the opportunity asked the victim to meet him at a friend’s place to discuss the transfer. When she reached there, he allegedly raped her. A case has been registered and the accused has been remanded to police custody.
Similar case took place in Mokhada registered by victim on May against a 19-year-old man for allegedly kidnapping and raping her from Mokhada in Maharashtra’s Palghar district.
According to the National Crime Records Bureau, police recorded 33,977 cases of rape in India in 2018 – it means every 1 rape every 15 minutes. However, the campaigners say the actual numbers are much higher as many cases are not even reported as not not all make news – only the most brutal or shocking get reported in the press. Most of the time rape crimes are attempted by someone who already knows the victim. So such cases are not reported considering the taboo and stereotypes of the society.
The rape case, however declined in India due to coronavirus but it did not stop and also the other women related crime such as domestic violence increased. In the last few days, while India has been struggling to cope with the coronavirus pandemic, there have been reports of an ambulance driver who allegedly raped a Covid-19 patient while ferrying her to hospital.
Last month, a 13-year-old girl was found raped and murdered in a sugarcane field and her father alleged that her eyes were gouged out and her tongue had been cut. In a shocking incident, a woman was allegedly killed by a shopkeeper inside his shop in Nalasopara in Palghar district of Maharashtra.