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Table 3 Torture methods reported by the study participants

From: Household exposure to violence and human rights violations in western Bangladesh (II): history of torture and other traumatic experience of violence and functional assessment of victims

Rank Torture method No. of victims (%)
1 Being kicked 171 (23.8)
2 Other psychological torture 143 (19.9)
3 Being beaten or hit with a blunt object 94 (13.1)
4 Falanga (beating on the soles of the feet) 65 (9.0)
5 Threats to family, mock execution 46 (6.4)
6 Strangulation 43 (6.0)
7 Immersion in water or suffocation 34 (4.7)
8 Being blindfolded 30 (4.2)
9 Forced position 24 (3.3)
10 Needle pricking 23 (3.2)
11 Electric shock 16 (2.2)
12 Sexual harassment, molestation, rape or inserting blunt object into a genital organ and/or rectum 16 (2.2)
13 Other 13 (1.8)
14 Burn 6 (0.8)
  Total 724