Trend of Sex Related Crimes in Varanasi District

Authors

  • Shashank Shekhar Jha
  • Manoj Kumar Pathak

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i4.17081

Keywords:

Sexual offence, SAFE Kit, Medico-legal examination, NCRB, Criminal force.

Abstract

Introduction: Sexual harassment and sexual assault both rely on dehumanizing the intended victims. Sexual
violence is a significant cause of physical and psychological harm and suffering for women and children.
The Indian Penal Code (IPC) is the crucial criminal code of India.
Material and Method: Consent of the victim and accused was taken prior to examination. In case of minor,
the consent from his/her parents or legal guardian was taken. SAFE (Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence) kit
was used for sample collection from sexual assault victims and accused.
Observation and Result: This study includes cases 160 victims of sexual assault.
Conclusion: The present study, being a pioneer one, is relevant in the context of crime against women of
all age groups in the Eastern U.P., especially of Varanasi district in socio-demographic and medico-legal
paradigms. The government must set up a special unit that recruits officers specifically to deal with sexual
offences, and create easy access to doctors, forensic experts, rape survivors and psychologists.

Author Biographies

Shashank Shekhar Jha

Junior Resident, Department of Forensic Medicine, IMS, BHU, Varanasi (UP)

Manoj Kumar Pathak

Professor and Head, Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna (Bihar)

Published

2021-08-16

How to Cite

Shashank Shekhar Jha, & Manoj Kumar Pathak. (2021). Trend of Sex Related Crimes in Varanasi District. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(4), 2496-2504. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i4.17081