Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister, Pinarayi Vijayan, accepted in the Kerala Assembly that crimes against women have increased in the state. However, he was quick to add that it was due to the fact that awareness campaign among women led to spike in reporting the crimes.
Pinarayi Vijayan also announced that women police stations will be opened in every district and women presence in the police force will be increased to 15%. He added that crimes against women and children will be investigated by women police officers.
Crimes against women in the state has risen alarmingly. The deaths of two minor dalit girls at Walayar donned the headlines recently. The case was closed as suicide with police and prosecution hand in glove with the criminals. However, after huge protests broke out the government was forced to reopen the case and investigation is on.
The accused where members of the ruling CPI(M) and this helped them escape the law.