Exploration of Necrophilia as an Offence: Myth or Reality

  • Soumadip Kundu and Amit Ghosh
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  • Soumadip Kundu

    Assistant Professor of Law at JIS University, Kolkata, India.

  • Amit Ghosh

    Faculty of Law at Surendranath Law College (Govt College), University of Calcutta, India.

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Necrophilia is a psychological disorder that is not addressed by Indian criminal law. It denotes sexual desire, attraction, stimulation or sexual act of a person towards a corpse. Few cases like Nithari case, Robinson Street case, Palghar murder case have witnessed this psychopathic disorder but the Indian law does not recognize this till yet. In other jurisdictions like South Africa and United Kingdom, it is a punishable offence whereas in USA, there is no federal law that penalizes necrophilia. This paper would like to analyse the psychopathic characteristics of this disorder and find out the solution that can sort out the legal challenges related with this disease in Indian Jurisdiction and will make a comparative analysis with other jurisdictions.




International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 3, Page 6143 - 6152

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.111215

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