12 women killed, 27 tortured in Nepal in Sept: Report
Twelve women were killed and 27 others tortured by their family members in Nepal in the month of September this year, according to a non-governmental organisation (NGO)that monitors incidents of violence against women.
In its monthly report, Women Rehabilitation Centre (WOREC), however, said that incidents of violence against women have decreased in the month of September in comparison to the number of incidents of violence against women in the month of August.
215 women faced different kinds of violence against them in the month of August whereas 161 women faced such incidents in the month of September.
Durga Karki, Communications Coordinator of WOREC told RSS that 28 incidents of rape on women including four incidents of gang rape were recorded in September. Similarly, 40 women have been beaten.
Although the number of incidents of violence against women has decreased in September, the violence against women has not stopped, Karki said.
The WOREC report is based on the incidents of violence against women carried by different media and the complaints received at its offices in different districts