New Delhi. It is also a crime to commit or attempt an acid attack in the country. The incidents of acid attacks on women in the country are in the headlines of the newspapers every other day. There are also provisions for strict punishment in the country for acid attack. Despite this, the incidents of acid attacks in the country are not decreasing. However, according to the latest data of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), 386 cases of acid attacks on women have been registered in the country in the last three years. According to the NCRB data, ‘131 cases of acid attacks on women have been registered in the year 2018, 150 cases in the year 2019 and 105 in the year 2020. At the same time, 28 persons were convicted in the year 2018, 16 in 2019 and 18 in the year 2020.
Let us tell you that in the current monsoon session of Parliament, YSR Congress MP Vanga Geeta Vishwanath had asked a question to the central government about acid attacks in the Lok Sabha. On this, Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Kumar Mishra has responded on Tuesday. The Minister of State for Home told NCRB that in the year 2018, 131 cases of acid attacks on women were registered. In the year 2019, 150 cases of acid attacks on women were registered and in the year 2020 105 cases were registered. At the same time, 28 people were convicted in the year 2018, 16 people in the year 2019 and 18 people in the year 2020.
In states like Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and UP, the news of acid attack constantly makes headlines. (signal photo)
What is the record of acid attack on women?
Let us tell you that the news of acid attack in states like Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and UP constantly makes headlines. In the last 6 years, there have been about 100 incidents of acid attack in the state, taking MP only. According to the latest NCRB report, Madhya Pradesh ranks third in the country in terms of acid attack incidents.
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Those who attack acid in the country can face a minimum of 10 years and maximum life imprisonment. There is also a provision that the guilty will be fined appropriately and this amount will be given to the victim. Despite this, it cannot be stopped. Such cases keep happening continuously in every state of India. In the absence of witnesses, attackers are often left unattended.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : August 04, 2022, 21:42 IST