“Crime & city: 43% rape cases that we `solved’ in 2016 were false, say police”

“The police however said that an `alarming rise’ in the number of false rape cases being filed in 2016 posed a major challenge. “We registered 330 rape cases in 2016, which was 18 per cent higher than the figures recorded in the previous year. However, of the 276 cases solved, 43 per cent were false. In several of these cases, a complaint was filed to extort money or implicate an individual,” said a senior police official.”

“Crime & city: 43% rape cases that we `solved’ in 2016 were false, say police”

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