In an insensitive transfer, the Forensics Division of Khyber Medical School College proposed a plan to cost rape victims Pakistani Rs 25,000 for medical examination and Rs 5,000 for an post-mortem for the native residents of Peshawar, reported The Categorical Tribune.
The choice was taken at a gathering of the Administration Committee held on February 14 by which 17 new prices have been accredited. Police Division already has a restricted investigation finances and the introduction of such excessive prices will possible power native police stations to ask the victims’ households to pay for not solely post-mortem but in addition DNA exams and medical examination of rape victims.
“Once you go to a police station they usually ask you to pay for the diesel for police automobiles. Now they are going to ask most of the people to pay the costs of post-mortem and even medical examination of rape victims. So the choice shouldn’t be a welcome one,” mentioned a rights activist Tamur Kamal whereas speaking to The Categorical Tribune.The proposed plan additionally steered prices for retaining corpses within the chilly storage to Rs 1,500 per 24 hours. For DNA testing Rs 18,000 has been fastened.
“For the district Peshawar post-mortem circumstances the division will cost Rs 5,000 per case whereas for the circumstances referred from different districts the costs will likely be Rs 25,000 per autopsy,” mentioned an official of the division, including that for kinship and paternity check Rs 20,000 payment has been proposed.
“For drug abuse evaluation Rs three,000 prices must be paid. Urine exams and alcohol evaluation will value Rs 2,000. Check for poison detection to value Rs four,000 whereas freezer prices for lifeless our bodies will likely be Rs 1,500 per 24 hours,” he knowledgeable The Categorical Tribune.
The unclaimed our bodies are despatched to the Khyber Medical School College for chilly storage by the native police the place they’re saved generally for months until their identification and retrieval by the household. The Categorical Tribune reported that the choice to introduce 17 new prices was taken to fulfill the operational expenditures of the Forensic Division.
(With inputs from ANI)