Country's 'Millennium City' Gurugram, known for superior infrastructure and luxury lifestyle, is also ahead of all cities in Haryana when it comes to crime against women as maximum number of such cases including domestic violence incidents reported in Gurugram in the past one and half years.
Report tabled recently in Haryana Legislative Assembly shows that the Gurugram records highest number of cases reported to Women Police Stations, mainly dealing with the complaints relating to women and children.
Figures show that a total 348 cases registered in Gurugram's Women Police Station between August 2015 to February this year. City records highest number of cases reported by women during the period.
Gurugram Women Police Station (WPS), SHO Kailash told The Statesman that maximum numbers of the cases reported and registered pertain to domestic violence and the majority of such complaints are reported by the employees engaged in multi-national companies (MNCs).
"Most of such cases were registered under Sections 498 A of the Indian Penal Code. The rest has been registered under Sections 406 and 506 of the IPC. Nearly 60 per cent of these cases registered with us, belong to the households of those are working in MNCs here," she added.
The Millennium City is followed by its neghbouring city and Haryana's industrial hub Faridabad with registration of 265 such cases during the same period.
The SHO, Faridabad WPS, Sushila Devi told that most of the cases were reported to them also pertain to domestic violence.
Highest number of cases were registered under Section 498A and 376 of the IPC. Many cases have also been registered under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
Data further shows that Gurugram and Faridabad are followed by Ambala and Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar's Assembly constituency Karnal, with registration of 230 and 220 such cases respectively.
Next in the tally are district Jhajjar with 209 cases, Sonepat 205 and Palwal with 203 of such cases registered with its WPS, while lowest number of cases relating to women and children were reported in Kurukshetra with 71 FIRs and Sirsa with 74.
A total 3,483 cases were registered in Haryana at its WPSs during the above mentioned period. further it is revealed that during last year, a total 36,086 complaints of domestic violence, family disputes and dowry demands, etc were received, out of which 33,043 complaints were disposed off.
As many as 22 WPSs have been set up in Haryana. These police stations are almost exclusively manned by women police officers, except for a few male colleagues for auxiliary duties, etc. However, the WPSs are facing shortage of staff with deployment of merely 701 female police personnel against a sanctioned strength of 1640.