Raipur: As many as 22,949 cases of exploitation of women have been registered in Chhattisgarh in past four years, state Home Minister Ramsewak Paikra informed the Assembly on Wednesday.
In a written reply to a question of Congress MLA Mohan Markam, the Minister stated that 22,949 cases of women exploitation, 259 of gang-rape, and 4,083 of murder, 1,598 dacoity, 35,361 of theft and 3,782 cases of cheating were registered between 2011 and 2014 in the state.
The maximum 5,668 cases of women exploitation were recorded in Durg district during this period followed by Bilaspur (2,625), Raipur (2,105), Raigarh (1,158), Balodabazar (1,012) and Mahasamund (930), the Minister replied.
Similarly, of the 259 gang-rape cases, 22 were registered in Surajpur district, 21 each in Bilaspur and Jashpur, 20 in Korba, 19 in Raipur, 16 in Raigarh and 15 each in Balrampur and Koriya, the reply mentioned.
Out of the total 68,032 cases of women exploitation, gang-rape, murder, dacoity, theft and cheating, 72,590 accused have been arrested in 41,283 cases while 1,581 accused are absconding in 483 cases, Paikra added.