Bhubaneswar, Dec 1(LocalWire): Bhubaneswar-Cuttack Police Commissionerate on Sunday issued a women-specific advisory to keep them alert in unfamiliar environs.
The advisory comes in the wake of gruesome gang rape and murder of a veterinarian in neighbouring Telangana.
‘Advisory for women in Bhubaneswar in unfamiliar settings: Don’t trust strangers and enter into conversations; Dial 100; Stick to places with people, like shopping area, petrol pump till PCR van arrives,’ the official Twitter handle of the commissionerate said in the light of the Telangana incident.
Incidentally, the state continues to witness rise in rape with 4,367 cases registered from January 2018 till 30 September, 2019. Incidentally 55% of the victims were minor girls.
Of the 1865 rape cases registered this year (till September end), six women were raped and then murdered, the ministerial reply said.
In a period spanning fro 2015 up to 2019 (30 September), as many as 11,018 rape cases were registered in the state. Of them, 6,085 (55%) were minor girls.