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Women murdered at Shalbagan area: Police arrests three: Investigation going on

AGARTALA, March 20 (TIWN): When Tripura is gradually emerging as the unsafe and un-protective place for the women, in yet another incident one women namely Bithika Barman was brutally murdered by three miscreants at Shalbagan area last night under new capital complex police station.

According to the police, Bithika Barman along with Bidyut Das when reached Shalbagan area, all of a sudden three miscreants namely Dipankar Nath Bhowmik, Tanmoy Nath Bhowmik and Dilwar Hussain attacked them with sharp cutting weapons. As a result Bithika Barman and Bidyut Das received grievous injuries.

After getting the information police personnel from new capital complex police station rushed to the spot and immediately shifted the injured persons to GBP hospital where in the attending doctors declared Bithika Barman brought dead. The doctors further said that the condition of Bidyut Das is stable now.

All the three accused persons namely Dipankar Nath Bhowmik, Tanmoy Nath Bhowmik and Dilwar Hussain were arrested by police.

According to a data released by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) also tell that every second day a woman is raped in Tripura (as of 2012) with the figure of 202 rape cases in 2012 alone. Though the number has seen a downfall from 258 in 2011 but during the period from 2001 to 2012, this number is seventh most worst. The year which had least rape cases during the said period is 2013 with 135. Along with that, the atrocities on the women folk in the names of kidnapping and abduction is numbered as 120 in 2012 with a rising trend as 106 in 2010 and 113 in 2011. The regional disparity is a sheer instance of shame for Tripura as 87 deaths have occurred, last year, due to dowry .While neighboring state Nagaland having not a single such death, as informed by the data source of Open Government Data (OGD) platform of India, maintained by Department of States of Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Government of India.
Additionally, an alarming 375 cases were reported as regards assault on women with intent to outrage her modesty. 1147 cases were reported under the head Cruelty by Husband or his relatives (Under IPC 498A), in the year 2012. Not only the serious crimes like murders and women related crimes but the Police have also performed poorly when it comes to safeguarding the properties of people. A mere less than 35 % success rate has been registered. Though, Tripura has recorded marginal fall in the crime against women though of the total cases registered with police about 46.05 per cent are women related cases. Tripura ­records ­fall­ in ­crime ­against ­women but after that the torture on women increased alarmingly. According to the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB), Tripura had India’s worst crime rate against women: 46.5 per lack population in 2010. Between April 2010 and March 2011, the Tripura Commission for Women (TCW) received 913 cases of crime against women, out of which 62 were against tribals.


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