More than 1 lakh rape cases in India in 2 years

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New Delhi: As high as 1,10,333 cases of rape were registered in the country in two years, between 2014-16, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju said on Wednesday in the Rajya Sabha.

Rijiju said in the Upper House that 38,947 cases of rape were registered in 2016, 34,651 cases of rape were registered in 2015 and 36,735 cases of rape were registered in 2014.

Altogether 3,38,954 cases of crime against women were registered in 2016, as many as 3,29,243 cases of crime against women were registered in 2015 and 3,39,457 such cases were registered in 2014, the Union minister said in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha.

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