Guwahati, India, May, 2019 -- '181-Sakhi', a toll-free 24x7 helpline number for women in distress, has received 1,214 complaints for crimes against women in its first 420 days of operation, a report of the helpline service has stated.
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The number was opened on March 15 last year and since then, 1,218 total cases have been registered - 1,214 cases of crimes against women, including 30 cases of crimes against elderly women, and four cases under social welfare.
The helpline number has so far received 87,592 calls, out of which 81,916 calls were marked as 'irrelevant, blank and obscene', leaving only 4,476 calls fit for registering an enquiry. Of the total cases registered, 681 were related to domestic violence. The report also mentioned that 62 cases were children-related, out of which 23 were of child marriages and 9 of child sexual abuse (under the Pocso Act).
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
Published: Monday, May 13, 2019
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