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3-months police campaign against rape in Siraha


Siraha, April 15, 2018: Public awareness campaign against rape has initiated by Siraha Police for 3-months long as after rape cases increased rapidly.
For the campaign, public interaction on the issues with the participation of women, rally, street drama and distribution of pamphlets and poster pasting against sexual violence have been planned.
Rajan Bhetwa, a DPO spokesperson stated that the District Police Office, Siraha had formulated ‘Crime of Rape, Investigation and Control Campaign Action Plan- 2074 BS’ to deal with the issues.
Bhetwal also said a Siraha district in the Province 2 as per a new federal setup, continues to report the cases of rape and attempted rape at an increasing graph since the past three years, highlighting the crisis of women’s safety.
According to the information, poverty, lack of education, unemployment, misuse of social networking sites, machismo, drugs abuse, threat, intimidation, open border and financial lure have been cited as apparent reasons for growing cases of rape in the district.
46 cases of rape were reported here, in the first nine months of the current fiscal year.
Additionally, most of the rape cases go unreported while those reported cases come lately and by the time shreds of evidence have been already destroyed.
However, the campaign focuses on making the people aware of the atmosphere susceptible of rape, safety and security measures to be adopted at such situation and the process to get legal treatment after the rape, among others.
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