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“Police Didi”: Cops’ project to fight against child sex abuse

“Police Didi”: Cops’ project to fight against child sex abuse

Mumbai: Mumbai Police to re-launch “Police Didi” project after there is an increase in the number of child sex abuse incidents. There is also increase in the number of cases registered under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO).

After the murder of a seven-year-old boy at Ryan International School, Gurugram, Mumbai police decided to re-launching “Police Didi” project.

It may be mentioned that last year, Mumbai police had launched the ‘Police Didi’ project after the alleged rape of a three-year-old girl by trustee and class teacher of an International school in Andheri.

According to the news published in TOI, under this project, women police officers are deployed to educate minors on how to be alert and prevent abuse and harassment.

A senior police officer said that in the current academic year, police teams will visit schools once in a week for an hour.