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In five years, Srinagar Distt has recorded more than 450 cases of kidnapping and rape

According to the official figures available with a news agency, police authorities from Srinagar district have registered at least 455 cases of kidnapping and rape between 2019 and January 31, 2024.

The official also said that police authorities in the region have recorded at least 63 cases under crime capital murder and 170 suicidal cases under crime capital attempt to commit suicide during this period.

This information was revealed by the Public Information Officer (PIO) of Srinagar District Police in a response to the Right to Information (RTI) application filed by activist MM Shuja.

According to the official figures, police registered at least 15 suicide cases under the main attempt to commit suicide case in Srinagar in 2019, followed by 26 cases in 2020.

In the year 2021, it also recorded at least 51 such cases, 41 cases in 2022 and 34 cases of suicide in 2023.

The official figures further show that a total of three suicide cases have been registered in Srinagar district during 2024 to the end of January.

On the cases of kidnapping and rape, the PIO informed that Srinagar District Police registered at least 98 such cases in the year 2019, followed by 21 cases in the year 2020.

It also said that Srinagar district has recorded at least 100 cases of kidnapping and rape under the banner of crime in 2021 and has also witnessed 128 such cases in 2022 and hundred cases in 2023 respectively.

According to official figures, a total of eight cases of kidnapping and rape have been registered in Srinagar district from 2024 to the end of January.

Similarly, the PIO has mentioned that the police in Srinagar district have registered at least six murder cases in the year 2019, followed by 13 cases in 2020, at least 24 murder cases in 2021, thirteen cases in 2022 and six cases in 2023.

The PIO further revealed that the police authorities in the district have registered only one such case under crime capital murder in January 2024.

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