04/23/15 8:51 AM

UP Ranked No.1 in Acid Attacks

Uttar Pradesh stands first for having recorded the highest number of acid attacks on women in India. Out of the 310 acid attacks noted in 2014, 186 had been committed in U.P. On an average, an acid attack is taking place on a woman in India every 40 hours. In 2014, 27 acid attack cases were filed in Delhi, 53 in Madhya Pradesh, 11 in Gujarat, 7 in Haryana, 6 in Maharashtra, 4 in Punjab and United Andhra Pradesh put together. The number was only 3 in Bihar. As many as 209 persons were taken into custody by police with regard to the above cases. Details were put forward in Lok Sabha by Union Home Affairs Minister Haribhai Chaudhary.f

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