Analysis of Homicidal Deaths among Medicolegal Autopsies Conducted at a Tertiary care Hospital in Karnataka: A Prospective Study

Authors

  • Bandenawaz1, Viswakanth B2

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10360

Keywords:

Homicidal Deaths, Injuries, Blunt force, Sharp Force, Medicolegal, Autopsy.

Abstract

A Prospective study was conducted in the Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, JJM Medical

College and Cigateri General Hospital, Davangere Karnataka, from 2010 to 2014 with regard to demographic,

injury and mortality profiles among Medicolegal autopsies conducted in homicidal deaths and the same

are presented in this paper. Results showed that male victims of the age group 31-40 years were more in

number, with personal revenge being the usual motive of the perpetuators. Most of the deaths were due to

combination of both blunt and sharp weapons with hemorrhagic shock as the most common cause of death.

Author Biography

Bandenawaz1, Viswakanth B2

1 Associate Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Navodaya Medical College Hospital and

Research Centre, Karnataka, 2Associate Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Kanachur

Institute of Medical Sciences, Mangalore, Karnataka

Published

2020-07-30

How to Cite

Bandenawaz1, Viswakanth B2. (2020). Analysis of Homicidal Deaths among Medicolegal Autopsies Conducted at a Tertiary care Hospital in Karnataka: A Prospective Study. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(3), 238-241. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10360