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Rape incidents rise across country  

Number of rape victims 948 in eight months


FE Online Report | Published: September 12, 2019 18:56:25 | Updated: September 13, 2019 10:12:52


At least 948 women were raped and 54 others killed after rape in the first eight months of the current calendar year across the country.

Seven victims committed suicide after rape from January to August 2019, according to a report by Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK).

The rights and legal aid body also mentioned that a total of 667 cases were filed in connection with the incidents.

Besides, 159 incidents of rape attempts occurred during the period, it added.

Some 732 women were raped in 2018, the ASK data added.

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