Rape and murder cases on rise in Odisha

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    Bhubaneswar: Against a total of 1,025 registered rape cases in Odisha in the year 2010, the number has gone up to 1,832 during 2013, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said in a written reply in the state Assembly on Monday.

    Answering a question from BJP member Dilip Ray, the Chief Minister admitted that there is seep rise in the number of rape cases in the state in last three years.

    During the corresponding period  the number of murders increased has gone up from 1,308 to 1,454, the Chief Minister said in his written reply.

    Road accidents increased from 9,413 to 9,680, he said.