Trend of Sex Related Crimes in Varanasi District
Keywords:Sexual offence, SAFE Kit, Medico-legal examination, NCRB, Criminal force.
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.
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