YAIF

Rape

Rape is a type of sexual assault usually involving sexual intercourse or other forms of sexual penetration carried out against a person without that person’s consent. The act may be carried out by physical force, coercion, abuse of authority, or against a person who is incapable of giving valid consent, such as one who is unconscious, incapacitated, has an intellectual disability or is below the legal age of consent.

Here are few important numbers to use when you are in immediate need of support or protection.

Dial

100: Police

1091: Women’s helpline number

181: Women’s helpline number

+91 7217735372 Domestic Violence helpline number by National Commission For Women

112: Single emergency helpline number for immediate assistance to services such as the police and women’s helpline

1800-2000-113: Helpline number for Transgender and men who have sex with men (MSM) community

Sakshi – violence intervention center(0124) 2562336/ 5018873

Mail:

[email protected] : National commission for women

[email protected] : One stop crisis centre

Visit:

http://www.sakhi.gov.in/ : One stop crisis centre

http://ncwapps.nic.in/ : National commission for women

Here are few important numbers to use when you are in immediate need of support or protection.

Dial

100: Police

1091: Women’s helpline number

181: Women’s helpline number

+91 7217735372 Domestic Violence helpline number by National Commission For Women

112: Single emergency helpline number for immediate assistance to services such as the police and women’s helpline

1800-2000-113: Helpline number for Transgender and men who have sex with men (MSM) community

Sakshi – violence intervention center(0124) 2562336/ 5018873

Mail:

[email protected] : National commission for women

[email protected] : One stop crisis centre

Visit:

http://www.sakhi.gov.in/ : One stop crisis centre

http://ncwapps.nic.in/ : National commission for women

Sexual violence can lead to physical, psychological, and emotional harm for a survivor. If you are a survivor of sexual violence(s), we recommend you access medical treatment whether or not there are visible signs of injuries. Medical examinations can help you access tests and treatments/medical procedures (free of cost) for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), pregnancy, and more. The doctor will also examine and treat any physical injuries on your body (free of cost).   

If you are an adult (18 years old or older), it is not mandatory to report the incident after a medical examination. Remember, you can refuse to give consent for any part of the examination. You do not have to do any part of the examination if you do not want to.

If you are a minor (less than 18 years of age), the doctor or any other person you seek help from has to, by law, report the incident to the police. If you or your parents or guardians do not wish to pursue the case, there are procedures that could be followed by the police

–Rights of the victim during the Examination

After FIR police accompany the victim to the hospital for medical examination (Free of Cost).

★Medical examination will be conducted at police authorized hospital only.

★If a male doctor is conducting the test; the female nurse must be present there.

The medico-legal certificate will be provided to the victim after test and medical report will be provided after 1-2 days

–Medical Report conducted?

• If the medical examination was conducted and the medico- legal certificate (MLC) is collected from the police station or from Government Hospital.

• If the medical examination is not conducted, inform the police before going to the hospital so that the female officer joins the victim to go to a government hospital where the medical examination is conducted and the victim gets examined. Then collect the MLC from Government hospital or from the police station.

– Once the MLC from Government Hospital is collected then please proceed to the next step

Reporting the crime

We understand that making the decision to report a sexual assault incident can be difficult and personal. Through this section, we will take you through the procedures and challenges in reporting to help you make an informed decision.

Step 1:-

Register First Information Report (FIR) in the nearest police station

–Rights of the victim during FIR

★It is recommended to file the FIR within 24 hrs of the incident and even to call the police as soon as possible after the incident.

★If the victim couldn’t contact the police then their family can contact them and request them to come where the victim is.

★The victims family can also file the FIR.

★FIR can also be filled later i.e when the victim is ready and willing to.

★The victim has the right to get the FIR’s copy Free Of Cost.

–Three possible situation and steps to follow:-

• The FIR is already Filed.

• If the FIR is not filed then go to the police station and file the FIR.

• If the police refuse to file the FIR then call on 100 and complaint, your FIR should be filed then.

          In case inconvenience remains unresolved even after calling on 100 then the victim should contact Superintendent or NCW(National Commission For Women) and get the FIR filed.

– Once the FIR is filed then please proceed to the next step.

Step 2:-

Hiring a lawyer

When comes to hiring a lawyer to legally punish the culprits, the victim can hire a lawyer from DLSA or her known one.

★For hiring a known lawyer, the victim will have to bear the costs on her own.

★If hiring a lawyer through DLSA, the victim has two choices to proceed either online or on the ground.

– If the online way is approached, then click on the “form” and fill the required details

– For offline, the victim has to collect the physical form approaching the District Legal Service Authority Office. After filling the form with the required details, submit it in the office.

• Once you finish any of the three above mentioned procedures proceed to the next step.

Step 3:-

If accused not arrested?

–Is the accused ARRESTED OR NOT?

★The accused is arrested.

★If No, he is not arrested

   – Write a letter to the Superintendent or NCW covering the major two points I.e arresting the accused and asking for the police protection.

And then make sure the accused is arrested.

   – If even after writing a letter action is not taken then contact the Judicial Magistrate and get confirmed after that the accused is arrested.

• Once the accused is arrested, please go to the next step.

Step 4:-

If you aren’t satisfied by the Investigation.

Without the victim’s satisfaction with the investigation, the case can’t be taken in the court.

★If the victim is satisfied with the investigation, the case is then headed in the court.

★If the victim is not satisfied with the investigation,  she has to write a letter regarding her dissatisfaction to the Superintendent or NCW. If the concerned authorities take action, and the victim is satisfied with it, the case will be in court.

               If the concerned authorities don’t take any action, the victim has to contact the judicial magistrate, and the case will be in court after the victim satisfies with the action taken by the judicial magistrate.

Follow the above steps which are for real-time on ground procedure and in case of any queries or difficulties in above given steps, feel free to contact us.

Speaking up for justice is always a choice!

But if you do, we are here to support you!

The form should be filled by the Complainant only, and with complete genuine information

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Can I ask the doctor to stop the examination or not conduct some tests?

Yes, you (or a guardian) can refuse to give consent for any part of the examination at any 

Stage. The doctor may explain the importance of that particular test so that you understand how it is used to collect evidence (which may be useful if you intend to file a report with the police). It may also be useful for your treatment. However, if you refuse a test, you will still be treated at the hospital. 

Do I need to pay for this medical examination?

No, you do not need to pay at a government or private hospital. As per the rape law (refer 

To Appendix [4A]), treatment for survivors of sexual assault is to be free of cost at all health 

Facilities.

Do I need to take anything to verify my identity for the medical examination?

No, you do not. As long as you are an adult, the hospital will provide care to you. If you are 

Under 18 or look younger, it would be wise to carry some government identity (PAN card, 

Aadhaar card), as the hospital staff may need the identity proof to verify your age to be put in the proforma or medical examination report. 

  

Will I receive an acknowledgement or proof that the medical examination has been conducted?

Yes, you will receive a copy of a document called the “proforma”. This is the entire medical report documenting the examination and the observations made by the doctor. This document will be signed by the examining doctor and a witness

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