An Observational Study on the Sexual Assault Victims in the Year 2018 at Tartiary Health Care Center of Rajasthan
Keywords:sexual offences, Hymen, victim, accused, POCSO.
Introduction:-Sexual assaults are inhuman crimes against individual as well as the whole society. This
study was thus initiated to obtain statistical pattern of sexual assaults pertaining to analyze various aspects
including socio-demography and victim assailant relation, other relevant factors.
Materials and Method:-
Inclusion Criteria :-all the victims/sexual offence survivors examined at SMS Medical College, Jaipur
during 1st January 2018 to 31st December 2018
Exclusion Criteria:- all the alleged cases of sexual offence whom consent could not be obtained.
Results:- total 60 cases were studied. The mean age of the victims in present study was 20.98 years. 73.33%
victims were from urban regions. 50% victims were educated. 70% victims in the present study were
married. Most common place of commission of the crime was the victim’s own home (46.67%) . 43.34%
victims reported within one week time period from the incidence. 88.33% victims were assaulted by a single
person. 76.67% victims were assaulted by familiar persons. In 51.67% cases, the victim had been assaulted
multiple times. In 85% cases, there was peno-vaginal intercourse. 71.67% cases had no injury in the present
study. 3.33% victims got pregnant after the sexual assault.
Conclusion:- Females of reproductive age group were the most common victims in the present study.
Familiar persons committed the crime in most cases and victim’s home was the most common site of
occurrence. There was delayed reporting of the crime in most cases which was the main reason for loss of
vital trace evidences.
Suggestions:- Strict adherence to protocols for medical examination of victims of sexual assaults should be
mandatory. Sex education should be provided to school students of teenage to increase awareness regarding
medical and legal issues related to such events to increase the reporting of this crime.