Study of Unnatural Deaths of Women Brought to Raichur Institute of Medical Sciences for Medico-Legal Autopsy

Authors

  • Praveen Kumar

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10426

Keywords:

unnatural deaths, females, suicidal, RTA, hanging.

Abstract

Discrimination against women in our society is deeply embedded within family context of the women.

Women are subjected to violence from husbands and from their relatives in their natal as well as marital

homes. This study was designed to determine unnatural deaths of females in Raichur during the year 2017.

total 362 cases were autopsied where as 77 women of unnatural deaths were autopsied. Third and fourth

decade were common age group. Most of the unnatural deaths were suicidal and road traffic accidents.

This study reflects the susceptibility of women to unnatural deaths, thus needs to enhance the multipronged

protective system, to curb these potentially preventable unnatural deaths of females

Author Biography

Praveen Kumar

1Tutor, Dept. of Forensic Medicine& Toxicology, Raichur Institute of Medical Sciences, Raichur

Published

2020-07-30

How to Cite

Praveen Kumar. (2020). Study of Unnatural Deaths of Women Brought to Raichur Institute of Medical Sciences for Medico-Legal Autopsy. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(3), 567-569. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10426