90 Rapes A Day
- 32,559 Total number of rape cases under IPC (figure excludes cases where rape victim was murdered)
- 223 Total number of rape cases where the victim was murdered
- 4,154 Total number of attempt to rape cases under IPC
- 86,001 Total cases of assault on women with ‘intent to outrage modesty’
The Supreme Court acquitted a rape convict in March this year, ruling that the charge against him was fabricated. Ganga Prasad Mahto had been sentenced to seven years of rigorous imprisonment by a local court in Bihar’s Samastipur district in 1998, and the Patna High Court had upheld the verdict in January 2014. On December 15, 1997, a woman in Samastipur had accused Mahto of barging into her house the previous night and raping her at gunpoint.