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Source: The Tribune (www.tribuneindia.com) Mohit Khanna /TNS

Ludhiana, December 28, 2012

Every month, an average of over 40 women are raped in Punjab. That makes it 10/week and more than 1 any given day!

From facts procured under the RTI Act, appx. 4,974 rape cases were reported in the past 10 years (2002 to 2012). Probes in 251 rape cases are still due while in 309 cases the accused were untraceable and 479 cases were cancelled.

This information was secured by Karandeep Singh Kairon, President, People for Literacy, who filed an RTI petition on August 11 to get details of rape cases in Panjab.

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