1,139 murdered in Chhattisgarh in one year

February 21st, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS  

Raipur, Feb 21 (IANS) A total of 1,139 people were murdered and 212 minors, mainly students, kidnapped in Chhattisgarh between Jan 1, 2010 and Jan 20, 2011, Home Minister Nankiram Kanwar told the state assembly Monday. He informed the house that while 212 minors were kidnapped, nine of them were killed during this period.

He informed the house in a written reply to a question by Congress member Haridas Bhardwaj that a total of 373 kidnappings took place in the state during the period while the number of murders stood at 1,139.

The minister gave district-wise details of murders and kidnappings and informed the house that 2,153 accused were arrested by police for murder and kidnapping cases.

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