Crimes are a ghostly part of our daily lives, as unworthy issues lead to killings, kidnappings and thefts every now and then.
Delhi, besides being known for its diverse culture, is also known for its crime rate as well. However, the crime rate for the heinous crimes has decreased in Delhi so far.
According to the records post by Delhi police, the detection in total IPC crime also improved to 36.53% from 34.6% in 2017.
Although, Delhi seems to have been losing temper with people being killed for petty issues or on the merest provocation.
In a recent case, a 24-year old, Sanju kidnapped a man who turned down his request to marry his daughter. He then forced the captive father to telephone his daughter and tell her that she should marry Sanju, as he was “a good boy”
Another case, which came up in highlights was, A 65-year-old man allegedly murdered his daughter-in-law by slitting her throat following an argument over an increase in electricity bill and the removal of a light bulb at their home.
“We are able to achieve a 10 percent reduction in the heinous crimes. Earlier, it was very difficult to lodge an FIR, now without even going to the police station, you can get your FIR lodged. What you are seeing now, decrease in crime rate is the facilitation done by Delhi police by the last couple of years,” says Madhur Verma, the spokes person of Delhi Police.
The reasons for these fights have been either sudden provocation or just tiffs. Also, there have been cases of old disputes and enmities leading to violence. Love- or passion-related crimes have also seen a minute hike.
“When we talk about crimes over petty issues there is an increase of 10 to 15 percent, there are various factors that lead to these kinds of crimes such as, increase in population and many more. For instance, the increase in the number of vehicles has led to increase in growth of road rages. Similarly, as the capital has attracted lot people from different states, it has led to increase in major migration level in Delhi, which has also affected in the growth of this kind of crime rates,” Madhur Verma further added.
But what exactly is the reason behind crimes over petty issues, Jyoti Sobti, a psychologist explains, “People are not spending a lot time with family, there is a lot of insecurities among them, there is a lack of bonding as well. Earlier, people didn’t have any distraction like phones and all, so they used to spend more time with there family together, there was a lot focus on being together, respecting each other, loving each other and caring for each other”
“There was a hierarchy in terms of respecting the elders, loving the younger, now with increasing time, people have stopped spending time together, whether its parents and children or children and grandparents. People, nowadays are not so involved and are caught up in their own lives. They are in kind of turning intolerant. Lack of bonding is the prime reason. There is no self-security among people,” Jyoti added.