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Over 1,700 women died in Assam due to rape, dowry, witch-hunting

IANS  |  Guwahati 

Deaths of 1,773 women have been reported in due to rape, and since 2006 till March 23 this year, the told the Assembly on Tuesday.

gave the information while replying to a question on behalf of Sarbananda Sonowal, who holds the home portfolio.

Patowary said 87 women died in rape cases, 1,606 in dowry-related cases and another 80 due to witch-hunting.

The government has launched '181-Sakhi', a toll-free helpline number for women, he said.

The had directed Superintendents of Police of all districts to ensure swift and correct filing of charge sheets in all crime-against-women cases.

The government has also written to the to set up a fast-track court to deal with crime against women and children on a day-to-day basis.



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First Published: Tue, April 03 2018. 22:14 IST