According to a government report, as many as 5,484 children were sexually assaulted and 1,408 ohers were killed in different parts of the country last year. The National Crime Records Bureau data depicted a gloomy picture about the crimes committed against children which says that around 10,670 children were also kidnapped or abducted during the year in various states and union territories.
In Uttar Pradesh, 315 children were killed while 1,182 children were sexually assaulted in Madhya Pradesh during the period, which was th highest in these two categories of crimes. It said that there were 211 incidents of murder of children in Maharashtra, another 200 such cases in Bihar and 124 victims in Madhya Pradesh.
Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh recorded 747,451 and 446 cases of sexual assault respectively in the last year. Similarly , 382 and 369 such incidents came to light in Chattisgarh and Rajasthan. In Delhi, 29 children were murdered and 304 others were raped in 2010.
The highest number of kidnapping in the country is being reported as 2,982, followed by Bihar (1359), Uttar Pradesh (1,225), Maharashtra (749), Rajasthan (706), Andhra Pradesh (581) and Gujarat (565).
Neww reported by AR for Newsvision