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AGARTALA: Though police claimed to cut down the crime rate against women compared to past fiscal years, the cases related to dowry deaths, rape and kidnapping are recorded to be highest among other crimes. Women are still prone to dowry related torture, rape, gang rape, kidnapping etc. despite the bigwigs of the state giving tall claims of spreading awareness messages against such social stigma. A total of 840 cases related to violence against women has been recorded in the state till January, 2015. Among the crimes, dowry death cases are surpassing which stands at 544.