Assam Police to introduce app for women in distress
GUWAHATI: The Assam Police is set to introduce a free mobile application for helping women in distress. Through the app, an SOS alert can be raised for police to react within a short duration.
According to a report by The Assam Tribune, the app is being developed by the same team of experts, who had successfully done it for Delhi Police's mobile application ‘Himmat’ as part of which a QR (quick response) database for all private cabs would be created.
“As soon as an alarm is raised, the information will be transmitted to the police control room and subsequently, to the nearest patrol party or the police station to respond. We are sure the new app will improve the response time of the law enforcers and help in preventing crimes against women to a great extent,” sources at Assam Police told The Assam Tribune.
It should be mentioned that Assam registered 12,750 cases of crime against women in the year 2017-18. This includes 1,751 cases of the alleged rape, and murder, and 10,460 dowry crimes.