Only one rape conviction in Delhi in 2012

Indo Asian News Service

New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) Only one person has been convicted for rape in the Indian capital this year, parliament was informed Wednesday.

Minister of State for Home M. Ramachandran told the Rajya Sabha that 635 rapes were reported this year and 754 people were arrested for the crime.

A total of 404 were challaned, he said in a statement. Investigation was pending in 348 cases while two suspects were discharged.

Another 193 cases of eve teasing were reported in the capital this year, the minister said. While 200 people were arrested, no one was convicted, he said.

A total of 128 dowry death cases were reported in 2012 but there was no conviction. The total number of arrests were placed at 253.