More Indian fathers, uncles, brothers, grandfathers et al are finding their thrill in raping young girls, teenagers and other women among their family members.
Even as overall rape has gone down by a modest 0.3%, incest rape is up sharply by 30.7% in 2009 over the prior year, according to India’s National Crime Records Bureau.
The number of reported incest rapes in 2009 was 404 compared to 309 in 2008.
Now before you schmucks scream that these are small numbers in a country with 1.1 billion mosquitoes people, let’s remind you that these are only reported Incest Rape cases.
Given the strong stigma associated with any kind of rape in India, the number of Incest Rape victims are likely to be several times higher.
We’d reckon at least a few thousand Incest Rapes occurred in India in 2009.
Chattisgarh in North India is India’s numero uno state for incest rape with 107 cases (26.5% of total incest rapes). Maharashtra came in second with 76 cases of reported incest rape.
South Indians Less Given to Incest Rape
Take this any way you want but South Indians are less likely to get a thrill from Incest Rape compared to people in other corners of India.
About 10% of reported Incest Rapes happened in South India.
Of the 404 cases of Incest Rape, the four South Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu accounted only for 42 cases out of a total 404 Incest Rape cases reported.
But among the big cities, Bangalore came second with 15 cases, trailing only Delhi (19 cases).
However, when it comes to other rapes, South Indian states like Andhra Pradesh scored high (1186).
The below table is adequate testament to the trials women face in Incredible India.
And as always in India, official statistics are only the tip of the proverbial iceberg.
Overall, of the 21,397 reported Rape cases in India, 11.5% (2,470) of the victims were girls under 15 years of age, 15.6% (2,912) were teenaged girls (15-18 years), 59.8% (12,812) were women in the age-group 18-30. 3,124 victims (14.6%) were between 30-50 years while 0.4% (95) were over 50.
Hey, what’s that noise?
Oh, merely the rape victims wailing Mera Bharat Mahaan.