An Observational Study on the Sexual Assault Victims in the Year 2018 at Tartiary Health Care Center of Rajasthan

Authors

  • Mahendra Singh1 , R.K Punia2 , Deepali Pathak3 , Shashank Sharma1

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1379

Keywords:

sexual offences, Hymen, victim, accused, POCSO.

Abstract

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.

Author Biography

Mahendra Singh1 , R.K Punia2 , Deepali Pathak3 , Shashank Sharma1

1 Senior Demonstrator, 2Senior Professor, 3Associate Professor (Forensic Medicine) SMS Medical College, Jaipur

Published

2020-07-24

How to Cite

Mahendra Singh1 , R.K Punia2 , Deepali Pathak3 , Shashank Sharma1. (2020). An Observational Study on the Sexual Assault Victims in the Year 2018 at Tartiary Health Care Center of Rajasthan. Medico Legal Update, 20(3), 117-121. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1379