Role of state and medical officials in case of sexual assault by an insane person: A case report

Case Report

Author Details : Mukul Sharma*, Biplab Rath, Afsar Jahan, Varsha Sharma, Manas Ranjan Sahu

Volume : 8, Issue : 3, Year : 2021

Article Page : 197-199

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Violence against women has been in talks and news every now and then. Various laws are enacted world-over and in India for protection of their rights and dignity with stringent punishments of the offender. But issues arise if the offender is a mentally unsound person or a juvenile. The case is of a four-month pregnant lady who was attacked by a mentally unsound person and was brought to casualty in a low condition with unstable vitals. She had sustained multiple injuries over the body and a wooden roller stuck inside the vagina. The treating physician’s medico-legal duties and the role of state in such cases become very important. The treatment examination of victim and accused along with the legal implications make such cases worth discussing.

Keywords: Sexually violent, Sexual assault.

How to cite : Sharma M, Rath B, Jahan A, Sharma V, Sahu M R, Role of state and medical officials in case of sexual assault by an insane person: A case report. Indian J Forensic Community Med 2021;8(3):197-199

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Article History

Received : 18-06-2021

Accepted : 08-07-2021

Available online : 18-09-2021

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