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Report No. 135

2.6. Section 54, Cr. P.C., 1973: Medical examination by a woman doctor.-

Our recommendation is that the Code should be amended, by providing that whenever the person of a female is to be examined under section 54, the examination shall be made only by or under the supervision of a female registered medical practitioner and with strict regard to decency. It is true that when the accused herself requests such examination, she will also make it a condition that the examination shall be by a woman only. Nevertheless the law should, in our view, itself provide for this safeguard.

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