Friday, October 15, 2021

Rape victim will have to pay 25,000 rupees for investigation in Pakistan

Peshawar: The news that embarrassing humanity from Pakistan has once again surfaced. The forensic department of the University of Khyber Medical College here has passed a proposal to give Rs 25,000 to the rape victim for medical examination.

The decision was taken at a meeting of the management committee held on 14 February, in which 17 new rules were approved.

The police department already has a limited investigative budget and the introduction of such high fees forced local police stations to pay not only autopsy, but also DNA testing and medical examination of rape victims to families of victims. Will likely happen.

One social worker said, “When you go to a police station, they often ask you to pay diesel for police vehicles. Now they ask the general public for allegations of autopsy and even medical examination of rape victims To pay. So this decision is not welcome. “

The proposed scheme also suggested a fee of Rs 1,500 per 24 hours for keeping the dead bodies in cold storage. While Rs 18,000 has been fixed for DNA testing.

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“The department will charge Rs 5,000 per case for Peshawar autopsy cases, while for other cases referred from other districts, the fee will be Rs 25,000 per post-mortem,” a department official said.

He said, “Drug abuse testing requires a fee of Rs 3,000. It will cost Rs 2,000 for urine testing and alcohol testing. It will cost Rs 4,000 for a test to detect poison, while The freezer fee for the dead bodies will be Rs 1,500 per 24 hours. “

Unclaimed dead bodies are sent by the local police to Khyber Medical College University for cold storage, where they are sometimes stored for months until their identification and recovery by the family.

The Express Tribune reported that the decision to impose 17 new rules was taken to meet the forensic department’s operating expenses.

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