New Delhi: Four rapes have been reported in Delhi till the middle of February, almost double the amount of sexual assault cases reported for the same period last year.
181 rapes were reported in Delhi between January and February 15, Minister of State for Home Affairs Mullappally Ramachandran informed parliament today.
The Delhi Police has said that in 2012, rape cases were the highest in ten years.
Last week, a seven-year-old was raped at her school in North West Delhi, triggering violent protests. Nobody has been arrested so far in connection with the case.
Delhi's shameful reputation as the "rape capital" of India has been in focus since a young medical student was fatally gang-raped on a moving bus in Delhi after being battered with an iron rod.
Since then, the police has increased patrolling in areas where women are considered vulnerable in the city, and more public transport has been added at night.