14 cases of crime against senior citizens reported in Nagaland
Eastern Mirror Desk
Dimapur, Jan. 18 (EMN): Nagaland reported the second highest crime against senior citizens among the north-eastern states in 2018, according to a crime report released by the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB). The NCRB report stated that Nagaland had 14 cases in this category, second only to Mizoram, which had 15 cases.
The cases were based on different categories namely murder, culpable homicide not amounting to murder, attempt to commit murder, attempt to commit culpable homicide, simple hurt, grievous hurt, assault on women with intent to outrage her modesty, kidnapping and abduction, rape, theft (Sec.379 IPC), extortion, robbery (Sec.392 to 394,397 and 398 IPC), dacoity, forgery, cheating and fraud, to name a few.
Nagaland reported one case under ‘murder’ and two cases under ‘attempt to commit murder’, while there were eight cases under ‘theft’ and one under ‘robbery’. Forgery and ‘other IPC crimes’ recorded one case each, the report stated.
Maharashtra reported 5961 crime against senior citizens cases, the highest in the country, followed by Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu with 3967 and 3162 cases respectively.
Interestingly,’ simple hurt’ and ‘theft’ were among the highest reported cases of crime against senior citizens in the country with 6467 and 5912 cases respectively.
According to the report, Nagaland had five pending cases from the previous year, making the total number of cases to 19. It also stated that eight cases were disposed by the police due to ‘insufficient evidence or untraced or no clue’.
Six cases were sent for trial in Nagaland during 2018, while there were seven cases pending for trial from the previous year. However, only two cases were disposed of by the courts by the end of the year, with eleven cases still pending for trial.
Surprisingly, only one person was arrested in 2018, the NCRB report indicated.