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One rape happens every 16 minutes in India: NCRB data reveals shocking figures

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The recent Hathras gang-rape and murder where a 19-year-old Dalit girl was brutally raped has left the netizens fuming. Increasing crimes against women have tarnished India's image badly. According to the National Crime Record Bureau's (NCRB) 'Crime in India' report, a woman is raped every 16 minutes in India, while a dowry death occurs every hour. As per the report, a woman is gang-raped and murdered every 30 hours in India.