Over 55 per cent of undertrials Muslim, Dalit or tribal: NCRB

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OVER 55 per cent of undertrials across the country are either Muslims, Dalits or tribals, according to the National Crime Records Bureau's prison data for 2015.

Out of 2,82,076 undertrials lodged in various jails in the country, a total of 80,528 undertrials are illiterate (28.5 per cent) and 1,19,082 have education levels below Class 10 (42.2 per cent).

While comparing the data to 2014, the NCRB report says the most significant increase in convictions was in rape cases - a jump of 11.6 per cent as against 1.5 per cent in murder cases and 2 per cent in overall convictions.

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