Domestic violence in Rawalpindi

  • Romana Malik PM&DC
  • Muhammad Hammad
  • Nasim Irshad
  • Babur Rashid Chughtai
  • Riffat Masood
  • Mohammad Asif shahab
Keywords: Violence, torture, society and domestic.


Objectives: To study the prevalence of domestic torture in Rawalpindi.

Study design: Retrospective, cross-sectional.   

Place and duration of study: DHQ Hospital Rawalpindi, from 1st January 2016 to 31st Dec 2016.

Material and methods: Record of Medico-legal cases of domestic violence was obtained from DHQ Hospital Rawalpindi. Analysis of all the domestic torture cases regarding age group involved, injury pattern, pregnant/non-pregnant victims, urban/rural distribution and culprits were done. 

Results: A total of 118 cases of domestic torture reported at the DHQ Hospital Rawalpindi. All the victims were females, 110 cases of blunt trauma and 8 cases of firearm injuries reported. 12 females were pregnant, the most common age group of victims was 20-30 years, and 113 cases belonged to urban areas as compared to only 5 cases of rural area.    

Conclusion: Effective legislation, strict implementation, awareness among public and speedy trial is required to control cases of violence in the society. 

How to Cite
Malik R, Hammad M, Irshad N, Chughtai B, Masood R, shahab M. Domestic violence in Rawalpindi. JRMC [Internet]. 28Mar.2020 [cited 23Oct.2021];24(1):18-2. Available from: