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Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology
Year : 2019, Volume : 13, Issue : 1
First page : ( 106) Last page : ( 110)
Print ISSN : 0973-9122. Online ISSN : 0973-9130.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0973-9130.2019.00022.7

An Epidemiological Study of Different Aspect of Child Maltreatment in Siliguri Police Commissionerate

Kumar Gautam1, Prasad Rajib2,*, Roy Priyankar3, Kumar Vivek3, Saha Saikat4, Kumar Aman5

1Senior Resident Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology AIIMS Patna

2Associate Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology NBMC&H Darjeeling

3Assistant Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology NBMC&H Darjeeling

4Tutor, Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, ESI IPGMSR ESIC Medical College Joka Kolkata

5Additional Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology IGIMS, Patna

*Corresponding author: Dr. Rajib Prasad, Associate Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology NBMC&H Darjeeling

Online published on 8 February, 2019.

Abstract

Maltreatment in any form whether that is physical, emotional, neglect or sexual.

Aims & Objectives

To know Prevalence of Child Maltreatment in Siliguri Police commissionerate.

Material Method

A cross sectional study with stratified random sampling among 220 school going children in aged 13–18 year with the help of a pre-designed, pretested Questionnaire.

Results

33.2% children faced maltreatment of which 41.44%, 27.9%, 21.6%, 9.06% was physical, psychological, sexual and neglect respectively. It is statistically significant among males, nuclear family, increasing number of family members, and presence of family violence.

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Keywords

Child Abuse, Prevalence, Accuse, family, teachers.

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