Profile of Medicolegal Autopsy Cases Conducted at Tertiary Care Centre, Kalaburagi, Karnataka

Authors

  • Manish K1 , KhajaAzizuddin Junaidi2 , Deepak S3 , Umesh SR4

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10366

Keywords:

Medico legal Autopsy, Road traffic accidents, Poisoning

Abstract

Objectives: The profile of medico legal autopsy cases is important in order to know the death statistics in a

region due to unnatural causes. The main objectives of the study were: a) To ascertain the various aspects of

unnatural deaths, b) To analyze the probable reasons for the same & c) To find remedial measures to bring

down the incidence.

Materials and Method: The present study is a retrospective study of autopsies performed at GIMS, District

Hospital, Kalaburagi, Karnataka from January 2018 to December 2018. During this period a total of 647

autopsy cases were conducted. Relevant information and subjective data like age, sex, marital status &

manner of death have been collected from medicolegal autopsy register from January 2018 to December

  1.  

Results: Out of 647 cases analyzed, maximum number of autopsies were in the age group of 21-30 years with

204 cases(31.5%). Majority of victims were males 437(67.5%). Hindus were majority in number with 540

cases(83.4%), married were 432(66.8%) & unmarried were 215 cases(33.2%). In our study 73% were rural

residents & only 27% were urban. Accident, Suicide and Homicide deaths were 282(43.6%), 331(51.2%)&

34(5.2%) cases respectively. Natural deaths were seen in 14% cases. Maximum number of deaths were due

to road traffic accidents with 212 cases (32.8%) followed by poisoning with 85 cases (13.1%). Out of total

647 cases maximum number of autopsy cases 317(49.1%) were conducted in the month of May to August.

Conclusion: In our present study it is observed that maximum cases were in 3rd decade of life, Males

outnumbered females, rural residents were more in number. Hindus being majority formed bulk of cases.

RTA, Poisoning & burns were seen as leading cause of death & maximum deaths were in the month of May

to August.

Author Biography

Manish K1 , KhajaAzizuddin Junaidi2 , Deepak S3 , Umesh SR4

1Associate Professor,2Tutor,3Assistant Professor, 4Professor and HOD, Department of Forensic Medicine, Gulbarga

Institute of Medical Sciences, Kalaburagi, Karnataka

Published

2020-07-30

How to Cite

Manish K1 , KhajaAzizuddin Junaidi2 , Deepak S3 , Umesh SR4. (2020). Profile of Medicolegal Autopsy Cases Conducted at Tertiary Care Centre, Kalaburagi, Karnataka. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(3), 269-274. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10366