Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar:  A total of 175 women have become the victims of objectionable videos going viral in Odisha in the last three years, while 5,935 rape cases have been reported during the period, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik informed the the State Assembly here today.

Replying to a written question of Congress Chief Whip Tara Prasad Bahinipati, the Chief Minister said 42 cases relating to incidents of objectionable videos of women going viral have been registered in 2015, while 40 cases of cyber crimes were registered in 2016.

The incidents increased in the current year with 93 cases registered by September end this year, taking the total cases relating to cybercrime between 2015 and 2017 to 1,261, he said, adding that 5,935 rape cases have been registered in the three years. Of the 2,286 cases reported in 2015, 109 were of gangrape, the CM added.

Patnaik further said the figure in 2016 was 2,144 rape cases and 96 gangrape cases. Similarly, 1,505 rape cases and 83 gangrape cases have been reported till September this year. Chargesheets in 3,040 rape cases have been filed in the last three years, he added.