Rape is the fourth most common crime against women in India. According to the National Crime Records Bureau 2013 annual report, 24,923 rape cases were reported across India in 2012. Out of these, 24,470 were committed by someone known to the victim (98% of the cases).

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Rape is fourth most common crime against women in India. In annual reports of National Crime Records Bureau, 2013 there are 24,293 rape cases have been reported for 2012 in India. Out of these 98% cases are those which are committed by someone known to victim, yet we consider it a simple rape. Don’t we ? Sure we do, we have accepted our fate that nothing is gonna change in India. What so ever happens,  Whom so ever comes in power, We would not even care if BBC makes another documentary on an another NIRBHAYA.

Here is a list of 12 of the worst rape cases in India

12. Shopian rape and murder case

On 29th June 2009, two sisters in law’s went missing from their house in Shopian district, Jammu and Kashmir. On the next day, their bodies were found, one kilometer away from their house. Both the women were raped and then murdered.

11. Geeta Chopra rape and murder

Geeta Chopra and her brother Sanjay Chopra, two teenagers who were first kidnapped and then murdered in New Delhi in the year 1978. Two men, Jasbir Singh and Kuljeet Singh were convicted kidnappers, kidnapped the duo for ransom, but then after getting to know their family backgrounds, they killed Geeta and her brother. They also rape Geeta before murdering her.

10. Soumya rape and murder case

Soumya, a 23 year old woman was travelling from Ernakulam to Shornur, Kerala. On 1st Feb 2011, she aboard a passenger train. After several minutes, when the train reaches the Vallathol Nagar station, the convict, named Govindachami a 33 year old man, tried to rob her and smashed her head on the wall, and threw her out of the train. He carried her to the woods near the railway track and raped her.

9. Jalgaon rape case

The Jalgaon rape case is one of the prime cases of human trafficking in Maharashtra. It came into the light in mid-1994. It was estimated that as many as 500 innocent girls and women were victimized. Most of them were school minors. Reports show that many were tranquilized before being sexually assaulted and they were blackmailed.

8. Anjana Mishra rape case

Anjana Mishra rape case was one of the many high profile rape cases in India, which took place in Orissa in 1999. Anjana and her friend were travelling in a car on the very day of the incident when they were  intercepted by three men and gang raped in front of her friend. Two out of three culprits were arrested and sentenced to life imprisonment and a fine of 5000 each.

7. Ajmer rape case

In 1992, India again witnessed a brutal and inhuman case of coerced sexual exploitation in Ajmer, Rajasthan. A gang, with evil intentions, befriended over 100 of school girls and then raped them. They photographed them to further exploit the victims. After being raped, depressed victims committed suicide.

6. Vachathi case

The Vachathi refers to  devilish crime, happened on June the 20th in  1992. A team of 263 forest personnel with police entered Dalit dominated village of Vachathi in Dharmpuri district, Tamil Nadu, searching and inquiring about Veerappan a renowned Sandalwood smuggler. During the search they destroy their house, ransacked the villagers’ property, killed their cattle and raped 18 women.

5. Imrana rape case

A 28-year-old Muslim woman was sexually assaulted by her father in law in Muzaffernagar on 6th June 2005. After this, the village elders announced Imrana’s marriage with her husband null, as the Sharia regards sexual relations with both the father and son as illegal or forbidden.

4. 2015 Kandhamal gang rape case

The people were outraged, when a 71 year old Catholic nun was gang raped by eight men in Ranaghat, Nadia district of West Bengal.

3. 2013 Mumbai gang rape

2013 Mumbai gang rape was executed by five individuals in the abandoned Shakti Mills compound, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai. On August 22, 2013, a 22-year-old photojournalist with her male colleague went to the deserted compound on an assignment. Five men attacked them, tied the male colleague and molest the photojournalist. They also threatened both of them to not to report this incident.

2. Bhanwari Devi case (2011)

The Bhanwari Devi rape case attracted widespread media attention nationally and internationally. She was a 36 year old Auxillary Nurse Midwife. On 1st  Sep 2011, Bhanwari Devi went missing.

1. Delhi Gang rape and murder case

16 December 2012 is the darkest day in the history of India. Delhi Gang rape and murder case was one of the most brutal case not only in India but in the world. A 23 year woman and her friend were on their way to home from Saket to Dwarka. Where as the male was beaten, the girl was brutally raped in such a manner that even her intestines were scraped out of her vagina.

And now a toy seller has been accused of raping minor girls in his neighborhood in a slum in Delhi’s Chanakyapuri area. Five girls in Sanjay Camp, near the Nigerian Embassy in the high-security diplomatic enclave, have confirmed that 21-year-old Johnny Ghosh sexually assaulted them.

It seems we have accepted the fate of our mother nation. In the coming future the west would soon consider it not the “land of Snake Charmers” but instead “land of Rapists”. We read on it, we write on it, we also may feel a bit angry, we may abuse in hearts, but what is the use when our mouths are silent. Until we dare not step and try out to bring a revolution with continuous efforts this will never end. India surely needs a “Bhakti Movement Again”, we need a Kabira again. And if we do it fades away with time.

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