With fewer individuals wandering out, crime in the nation has seen a sharp drop. The keenest decline found in Delhi and Karanataka, where crime percentages decreased significantly after the lockdown was reported.
While violations, for example, robbery, murder, and attacks have decreased, specialists dread that instances of aggressive behavior at home and cybercrimes may have expanded in the lockdown time frame, and a considerable lot of them have not accounted.
Crime saw a noteworthy decline in the last month since Delhi prohibited every open get-together, trailed by the across the nation lockdown that produced results from March 25, Delhi Police said. The all outnumber of violations dropped to 1,890 out of 2020 from 3,416 in the earlier year.
There has been a stage up in carefulness over the national capital. The fixing of Delhi’s fringes has additionally demonstrated support in bringing down the crime percentage.
“We are taking action against all dubious development,” a Delhi Police official said. “Automatons have helped us monitor even the littlest development.”
Authorities in Karnataka said that it is nevertheless characteristic that crime percentages have descended.
“Crime percentages probably dropped to 20-25% if not more,” said Praveen Sood, chief general and investigator general of Police, Karnataka.
Burglary may have descended as everybody is at home, said Sood. Indeed, even mishaps have boiled down to zero, he said. This is to a great extent because, with the lockdown set up, Bengaluru has recently 2% of its real vehicle populace in the city, he included. Be that as it may, there have been strikes against creators of phony sanitizers and criminals attempting to benefit from the emergency, the Police said.
In Kerala, the lockdown may have made a scratch in numerous unlawful organizations. Yet, a few lawbreakers are making the newest open doors, such as sorting out sneaking of individuals through shut outskirts for ₹1,000 for each individual taken through, said the Police.
Women in Lockdown
Across the nation, the lockdown was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 24 to control the spread of pandemic coronavirus.
NCW Chairperson Rekha Sharma prior said that the high number could be ascribed to the lockdown forced due to the COVID-19 flare-up, which has bolted the abuser and the victim together.
“Aggressive behavior at home will increment. This is occurring over the world. There is an expanded possibility on account of the vulnerability related to this pandemic,” said Manasi Mishra, head of the research division, Center for Social Research.
Instances of the attack of ladies dropped to 72 this year from 144 in the earlier year. The number of kidnappings also dropped to 150 from 259, while the number of burglaries tumbled to 53 from 109—engine vehicle robberies to 1,243 from 1,982.
There has been a precarious ascent in assaults and harassments against ladies the nation over amid limitations forced due to the COVID-19 flare-up, with the National Commission for Women getting 587 complaints from March 23 to April 16 of which 239 identified with abusive behavior at home. According to the NCW, 123 instances of aggressive behavior at home were gotten between February 27 and March 22. Over the most recent 25 days, the commission got 239 all the more such grievances.
From February 27 to March 22, a sum of 396 offenses identified with ladies was accounted for to the NCW, while from March 23 to April 16, upwards of 587 such complaints were gotten, as per the information.
National Commission took action against it!
The highest number of complaints were identified with aggressive behavior. The NCW had propelled a WhatsApp number – 72177135372 – on April 10 to report offensive behavior at home on a crisis premise during the lockdown.
The commission established a unique group to deal with these protests on an attack premise’s most optimized plan. Since the dispatch of this devoted WhatsApp number, a sum of 40 messages gotten announcing aggressive behavior at home, the information appeared.
The NCW, in an announcement, said these messages first investigated, and those identified with abusive behavior at home during the lockdown taken upon need and to furnish quick security to distressed ladies with the assistance of state police and organization.
The commission organized a special team to handle women’s abusive complaints on a fast track basis.
Rape cases amid lockdown
A 13-year-old young girl was supposedly raped on various occasions by her father amid the lockdown time frame in the Vikarabad region of Telangana. The victim was studying at a religious school in another district and had returned home before the inconvenience of lockdown in March across the country.
The shocking incident occurred within the territorial jurisdiction of Karankote Police Station. The 35-year-old daily wager accused had married four times. His first two marriages came to an end with divorce, and his third wife passed away. The victim girl was born to his third wife. At present, he was living with his mother, his wife, and their son. As the educational institutions were shut in March due to the widespread COVID-19, the teenage girl returned home.
The minor young girl was assaulted numerous times during the lockdown after she got back. Also, the relatives didn’t know about the charged man’s grievous wrongdoing. It has been reported that the victim was last sexually assaulted before a festival celebrated a few days back. The accused threatened her with dire consequences if she disclosed anything about the multiple rapes to anyone.
However, after a few days, the victim narrated the incident to her stepmother, and she approached the Police and registered a complaint against the man. The man has been accused under Section 375 (rape) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and other relevant sections of the Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
In another incident, an 18-year-old young girl was allegedly assaulted twice by her dad in Madhya Pradesh’s Morena locale amid the lockdown. The young girl claimed and guaranteed that her mom knew about her dad’s wrongdoing yet stayed a quiet observer to it.
However, the girl’s parents expelled all allegations leveled against them and said that their daughter was trying to implicate them as they objected to her relationship with a boy.
A gentle request:
Government and Police can only help you when you speak up for yourself. Staying quiet and tolerating abuse is a bigger crime. File complaints against any harassment you face. You are solely responsible for building your respect and don’t let anyone hamper it. Your honor should be your priority before any relation.
India can’t become Crime capital due to the economic crisis
According to the facts and figures, India got to fall in its crime rates as Police and other forces are campaigning in the country to ensure the strict precautionary measures for COVID-19. Police are checking every car and office and have keen eyes on any suspicious things happening. Therefore, this is the sole reason why crime rates have fallen across the country. The crime against women has increased and can increase more if the woman herself does not take proper action. The National Commission for Women, along with Police, is taking strict measures these complaints.
Unlocking has started in the country, and things are moving back to a healthy life as it was but with the precautionary measures to fight against COVID-19.