106 rape cases are recorded every day in different cities of India and 4 out of every 10 victims are minors. It is this shocking and alarming state of crime against women which prompted the three B.Sc. Computer Science students of Chandigarh University Gharuan to find solution to this increasing problem in India. Studying in their final year, Javtesh Singh belong to Muktsar Sahib while Lalita Thakur & Sushil Kumar belong to Pathankot, Punjab have invented a special belt “Queen Belt” which will become a milestone in the protecting women against the heinous crime.
“Queen Belt” seems to look like any ordinary belt but comes with circuit that has Mobile Sim along with GPS Tracking system fitted into it. While explaining the working of the safety belt, Javtesh said, “The belt comes with an electronic circuit breaker system which is activated once someone tries to forcibly open the belt and hence the mobile sim fitted in it makes a distress call to the three numbers feed into it”. In addition to the call, the caller also gets the location of the victim through GPS tracking system which can be tracked using any mobile and hence can be reached out to the victim for any help.
“Being a girl myself, I get very upset to read news about the rape incidents every-day in media and wanted to do something for it” said Laita Thakur. She further added, “We started the work on the development of the belt in December 2017 and by April this year, we were ready with the prototype.The trio have filed a patent with Government of India and are currently in process to commercially launch the product through their start-up Arbad Electronics which they have jointly started at Chandigarh University-Technology Business Incubator (CU-TBI).