IMPHAL, Dec 25 - Altogether 279 cases of crime against women and children were reported in Manipur since the beginning of the year till December 6 this year, according to NGO Women Action for Development (WAD).
Based on the reported items in the local newspapers, among the cases, 29 are rape cases, seven attempt to rape cases, four rape and murder cases, 12 attempt to murder, 20 murder, nine suicide, two attempt to suicide, two burnt to dead, 16 suspicious death, five death on delivery, two molestation, 85 assault, 63 missing, six kidnapping, five trafficking, eight cyber crimes, one abandoned, two girl child abuse and one forced abortion.
This was revealed by WAD secretary Sobita Mangsatabam during a media consultation here recently. The highest number of 26 cases were reported from Imphal West district(26) while the minimum cases were reported from Tamenglong and Churachandpur districts (2 each).
She stated that there might be a number of unreported cases in the hill districts of the State as most of such crimes against women and children in hills are settled through customary laws and practices.