UDAYAPUR, Nov 17: Udayapur district has seen an alarming rise in the number of rape cases in recent months.
On Thursday, Informal Sector Service Center (INSEC) revealed horrifying statistics which show at least four girls were raped in a day in the last 10 months. According to INSEC, 39 cases of rape and attempt to rape were recorded in this period. As per the details, 26 of the 39 cases were filed for rape while the remaining 13 were for attempt to rape.
Bharat Khadka, representative of INSEC, publicized the data which showed 21 minors and 18 women were the victims in these incidents. Khadka also informed the media that 70 cases of human rights violation were filed from January to October this year. Apart from rapes, 15 cases of domestic violence and five cases of multiple marriages were also filed during this period.
In the meantime, two were murdered while a child was injured in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) explosion. Likewise, several cases of domestic violence were filed at the District Police Office. According to these details, 80% of the victims were women. Among the 70 cases filed at the court, 34 were decided.The report also claims that only three persons accused of rape in the district are currently at large while others have been sent behind bars. The report also includes the brutal rape of a seven years old minor by her own grandfather. Representatives of INSEC stated that victims include minors, disabled and even mentally challenged girls and women who are incapable of defending themselves.
What is even more surprising is the fact that minors are raping minors. Chief District Officer (CDO) Bishnu Kumar Karki urged various authorities for their co-operation in order to minimize cases of sexual violence. According to him, modernization, open society, wide use of social media among others are the reasons behind the increasing cases of sexual violence.
Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) and spokesperson for the District Police Office (DPO), Arjun Ranabhat says the increasing use of technology and easy access to all kinds of information have emerged as a challenge and a danger for the children. He stressed that parents and other authorities must be concerned about this and observe how children are using or misusing these applications.Caption: Chief District Officer of Udayapur, Bishnu Kumar Karki, at the function organized by INSEC.