76 percent increase in rape of minor girls in Gujarat: CAG

Gandhinagar: Gujarat has witnessed a 76 per cent rise in the number of cases of rape of minor girls between 2012 and 2013, a latest Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report has stated.

The CAG audit report on the general and social sector tabled in the Gujarat Assembly on Tuesday, has stated a gradual increase in the number of minor girls raped in Gujarat.

 76 percent increase in rape of minor girls in Gujarat: CAG

Women protest during a candle light march against rape in New Delhi. File Photo/PTI

According to the CAG report, 92 minor girls were raped in 2009, 103 in 2010, 130 in 2011, 150 in 2012 and 265 in 2013, which is a 76 percent increase over the previous year.

As per CAG figures, among a total of 2,485 of rape cases during the past five years, 29.78 percent of these cases, that is 740 cases, were of rapes perpetrated on minor girls.

Out of these 740 minor girls, 112 minor girls were below the age of ten years, 203 minor girls were between the age group of 11 and 14 years, while 425 were in the age group of 15 years to 18 years, the report said.

The CAG report also stated that the Gujarat state government did not give timely financial assistance to rape victims.

"The audit observed that as against 1,205 rape cases registered in 2012 and 2013, financial assistance was provided to only in 298 cases as of March 2014," the CAG report stated.

PTI

Updated Date: Apr 01, 2015 21:04:24 IST