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After A Rape In His Area, This Mumbai Cop Started A Training Session On Sexual Abuse For Kids

Over 20,000 children have attended the sessions in 149 schools in Mumbai.

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Mumbai Police DCP Sangram Nishandar was confronted with the rape and murder of a girl child in his jurisdiction in 2014.

Sangram Nishandar

"The accused was known and she [the victim] used to think of him as her uncle. He had tried molesting her a few times before too. Had she been aware, a precious life could have been saved," Nishandar told BuzzFeed.


The female officers who run the workshops in their respective areas also give out their phone numbers to the kids in case of emergencies.

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The officers at the session claimed that the number of reports have increased since they started the initiative. "One such girl was saved in RCF police station from a molester as she told her mom to call the Didi," Nishandar added.

Although the sessions only take place in Nishander's zone right now, i.e. Ghatkopar, Bhandup and Mulund areas of Mumbai, he is planning to expand the initiative to the rest of Mumbai as well.

Nishandar said, "I don't think in these days of awareness any school would be apprehensive. At least I haven't come across any. If there are any we'll talk and present our cause to them."