Around half the rape victims in Ahmedabad are minors
An application was filed under the Right to Information (RTI) Act seeking the details of the cases of rape registered in Ahmedabad. The reply given to the application shows that around 48% of total rape victims in the city are minors. The data pertains to the period from January 2000 to June 19, 2009. A total of 312 rape cases were registered during this period out of which 151 girls belonged to age below 18 years.
It is evident that many cases of rape go unnoticed and unregistered as the minors are scared and shy to seek help or report the incidents. Many a time, the parents deliberately suppress the matter for the good of their daughter’s future. Even the insensitive handling of the victims also leads to less reporting.