International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications

IJSRP, Volume 2, Issue 11, November 2012 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]


Pattern of Exploitation and Organised Crime: Study on Homeless Beggars in Patna, Bihar
      Caroline S. Cheng, Vikash Kumar
Abstract: Homelessness has been one of the issues that remain unresolved in parts of India due to complicated and interwoven factors. Human rights groups have also found that in India children are sometimes forced into pornography, prostitution and sex slavery. The purpose of the study is to find out the pattern of exploitation and victimization of the beggar population in Patna district. The study is qualitative and exploratory in nature. Purposive sampling was used to conduct this study with 22 beggars including female and male beggars aged between 13 to 55. The study reveals that homeless beggars are victims of organized crimes and face exploitation such as physical torture and economic loss. Female beggars face sexual exploitation and are manipulated into prostitution. Young beggars are manipulated and forced into drug abuse and drug dealing, pick pocketing, stealing and robbery. With no doubt, the illegal activities are being operated by gangs & supported by local police. Homeless beggars are being targeted and continuously exploited by gangs especially young girls & children. State needs to take immediate steps to prevent these vulnerable populations from being victimized being homeless. The study is conducted at specific places where beggars’ daily activities are centralized with consequence that the findings are potentially very context specific.

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Caroline S. Cheng, Vikash Kumar (2018); Pattern of Exploitation and Organised Crime: Study on Homeless Beggars in Patna, Bihar; Int J Sci Res Publ 2(11) (ISSN: 2250-3153). http://www.ijsrp.org/research-paper-1112.php?rp=P11373
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