Ground Report | New Delhi: Model allegedly raped by producer; A 42-year-old web series producer has been arrested for raping a 21-year-old actress under the guise of offering her work in the film, Police said.
Model allegedly raped by producer
On the complaint of the woman, an FIR was lodged against the accused Ashish Bhavsar at the Goregaon police station in March this year. The victim had alleged that the accused raped her by promising her work in the film.
The police also said that on the basis of the complaint of the model, a case was registered against Bhavsar in March and he was now arrested after the anticipatory bail was cancelled.
88 rape cases reported every day in India
According to the latest data released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), 88 rape cases were reported every day in India in 2019. According to the NCRB, 11 percent of the total 32,033 rape cases in the year were from the Dalit community. Annual report titled “Crime in India-2019”.
According to the NCRB report, the highest number of rape cases are reported from Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. Around 6,000 rape cases were reported in Rajasthan, followed by Uttar Pradesh with 3,065 cases in 2019.
Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan have seen an increase in sexual violence as a means of oppression against Dalit communities. Of all rape cases reported in Uttar Pradesh, 18 percent of the victims are Dalit women, almost double (9 percent) in Rajasthan.
National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data shows that a girl or woman’s vulnerability to rape has increased by 44 percent in the last 10 years. According to NCRB data, during the period 2010–2019, a total of 3,13,289 cases were registered across India.