At least 76 cases of sexual offences against children have been reported in last nine months in a western Uttar Pradesh district.
According to the police records, 78 cases have been registered in various police stations under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012 and also various sections of the Indian Penal Code from December 19, 2013 to August 30, 2014.
Forty-nine out of 78 were rape cases and the rest were of eve-teasing and kidnapping in the district, the statistics said.
A special court of Additional District Sessions Judge Manyank Chouhan has started hearing these cases.
The victims’ statement in this connection has been recorded under section 164 of CrPc.