It dropped by more than 20 percentage points in Tripura, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Arunachal Pradesh, Rajasthan and Odisha.“IMR substantially declined over the period from 79 per 1,000 live births in NFHS-1 (1992-93) to 41 per 1,000 live births in NFHS-4,” Health secretary C K Mishra said.Though he went to Chennai after committing the crime, he returned to the city in a couple of days knowing fully well that the police were after him.When we arrested him, he readily confessed to the crime. On the contrary, he appeared proud in claiming that he has 'freed' his family members," said the official, who did not want to be identified.A senior police official associated with the investigation said that they do not fully subscribe to the fresh claim of the accused.
Haryana also witnessed a significant increase from 762 to 836.India In an unusual incident, a 21-year-old woman was arrested and a 17-year-old boy was sent to juvenile home for having sexual intercourse. The two reportedly got upset after the families refused their demand to get married, considering the boy was still a minor.In India, the legal age to marry is 21 years for men and 18 years for women.This tension took a turn for the worse on Friday, when a group of 11 transgender people approached the Ernakulam North police station to lodge a complaint against a group of “migrant” transgender people who had allegedly assaulted them.Instead of listening to them, the police booked them and had them remanded to judicial custody. This incident has added to the animosity that Kochi’s “local” transgender community feels against “outsiders”, bringing them into the wave of mainstream bias in Kerala against “migrants”.