Madhya Pradesh came a distant second in terms of rape cases in 2020 and 2021 with nearly same numbers. In 2020 there were 2,339 cases while in 2021 it rose to 2,947 cases.
Odisha witnessed 10,219 rape cases during the period between 2019 and 2022 (April) including 5584 cases of sexual assault against minor girls.
Bhubaneswar: When the nation was trying to come to terms with the ghastly Unnao and Kathua incidents, the rape of a four-year-old girl at Nilagiri in Odisha’s Balasore district sent shockwaves in the state again. Heinous to an inexcusable limit, the minor was admitted to Nilagiri hospital in a critical condition with her private parts […]
Rourkela: A five-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a minor boy in a village under Bonai police limits of Sundergarh district on Tuesday. Police has arrested the accused and is interrogating him. The matter came to the fore after mother of the survivor lodged a complaint at the Bonai police station on Tuesday. According to […]
Nabarangpur: A student of class eight was allegedly abducted and raped by two youths when she was on her way to answer nature’s call at the Sanmari village, on Wednesday. As per the complaint filed by the survivor at the Nabarangpur Town Police Station here, two youth intercepted her and forcefully carried her away to […]
Bhubaneswar/Bhadrak: Voicing against the rising trend of atrocities and crimes against girls and women in Odisha, the State unit of BJP’s women wing launched a state-wide Mahila Suraksha Yatra today. The yatra kick-started from seven prominent temples, including Sikharchandi Temple in Bhubaneswar, Chandi Temple in Cuttack, Bhadrakali Temple in Bhadrak, Samleswari Temple in Sambalpur, Maa […]
Phulbani: With sharp rise in minor girl rape cases continuing to generate public outcry in Odisha, another incident of sexual assault of a minor girl was reported from Kandhamal district today. Four persons including a juvenile have been arrested in connection with the case. According to reports, on May 12, a minor girl was allegedly […]
Nayagarh: There is no let up to cases of sexual abuse and rape against minor girls in Odisha with one more incident being reported from Nayagarh district today. Sources said one Kathia Nayak of Taria village under Ranpur police limits allegedly raped the minor girl while she had gone to attend nature’s call to a […]
Bhubaneswar: Odisha registered a marginal surge in overall crimes as per the White Paper which was tabled by the Home department in the Assembly on Wednesday. As many as 1, 03,866 cases were registered in 2017 as against 1,03,702 cases in 2016. Out of the total, 87,297 cases were registered under various sections of Indian […]
Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday told the Assembly that at least 31 ‘objectionable videos’ from Odisha were made viral on social media in the past three months. While replying to a question of Congress MLA Bhujabal Majhi, the CM said 124 cybercrime cases have been registered in different police stations of the State […]
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 […]
Bhubaneswar: Odisha witnessed a marginal surge in overall crimes with registration of 1,03,702 cases in 2016 as against 1,03,200 cases in the previous year. The White Paper which was tabled by the Home department in the Assembly today, however, claimed a fall in rape cases in 2016. Rape cases nosedived to 2144 last year from […]
Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Assembly today witnessed repeated adjournments amid an uproar by the Congress members over the “deteriorating law and order situation” in the state. As soon as the House assembled for the Question Hour, Leader of the Opposition Narasingha Mishra urged Speaker P K Amat to initiate a discussion on the two recent rape […]
Bolangir: Amid the rising number of sexual harassment cases in Odisha, alleged rape of an HIV infected minor girl by the chief of a shelter home in Bhawanipatna of Kalahandi district has now shocked the entire State. As per reports, the minor girl, a native of Bolangir, staying at the shelter home ‘Prayas’ located at […]
By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Within a span of less than two months POCSO courts in different parts of the state have awarded death penalty to three persons in cases of rape and murder of minor girls. The punishment will hopefully serve as a deterrent and curb the worrisome trend of rise in such cases. The […]