A Descriptive Study on Alleged Sexual Offenders in South Bangalore

Authors

  • Sujatha P. L1 , Ananda. K2 , Mandar Ramchandra Sane3

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1394

Keywords:

Sexual offence, perpetrator, 375 IPC, POCSO Act, rape.

Abstract

Rape is a serious offence and understanding the offender may help us to understand the antecedents leading

(directly or indirectly) to the act. The examination of the survivors of alleged sexual offences is one of the

most difficult tasks in Medical practice. Methodology: This study was carried out between January 2012

to June 2013 in the Department of Forensic Medicine at Tertiary care centre, South Bangalore, Karnataka.

The cases registered under sections 375, 376 IPC and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act

were included in the study. Results: Total 38 accused were examined during study period. 55.3% of cases

were in the age group of 21 years to 30 years. 57.9% of cases were graduated, and 34.2% were employed.

44.7% cases belong to lower middle class (III). In 47.5 % of cases the incident occurred between evening

& mid night time. Offender was close friends of the victim in 47.5% cases. Non genital external injuries

were present in 5.3% of cases. Discussion: Young adult males were involved in majority of cases due to

their immature mind set. Majority of the offenders were close friends of the victim, and were booked due to

stringent provisions of POCSO Act. Consensual sexual activity between teenagers can be decriminalized.

Author Biography

Sujatha P. L1 , Ananda. K2 , Mandar Ramchandra Sane3

1 Assistant Professor, 2Professor & HOD, Department of Forensic Medicine Sambhram Institute of Medical

Sciences and Research, D.K. Plantation, BEML Nagar, Kolar Gold Fields, Karnataka, 3 Assistant Professor,

Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, AIIMS, Nagpur, Maharastra

Published

2020-07-24

How to Cite

Sujatha P. L1 , Ananda. K2 , Mandar Ramchandra Sane3. (2020). A Descriptive Study on Alleged Sexual Offenders in South Bangalore. Medico Legal Update, 20(3), 196-200. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1394

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