National president of Bharatiya Janata Party Mohila Morcha, Vijaya Rahatkar addressing media in Agartala on Monday. Photo : Pinaki Das

Tripura, that has a very small population in comparison to other big states, has the highest crime rate against women in the country alleged Vijaya Rahatkar, national president of Bharatiya Janata Party Mohila Morcha on Monday. 

Rahatkar said, “Though according to the report published by the National Crime Records Bureau 2016 – in crime against women Tripura stands at 14 but in comparison to the small population the crime rate is very high, which is a matter of concern.” 

According to her the state also records for the lowest national conviction rate and the prime reason behind it is that the ruling Left Front here has a tendency to cover-up most of the incidents since in majority of these crimes their cadres are involved.

The BJP women president said, “In Marxist ruled Tripura which has only 24 percent conviction rate is the lowest in the country is in fact encouraging crime and a matter of worry.”

Vijaya Rahatkar arrived here on a three-day visit to the poll bound state before leaving for Silchar.



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