Pattern of Poisoning Cases and Poisoning Deaths A Retrospective Studiy Conducted at Raichur Institute of Medical Sciences, Raichur

Authors

  • Sharanabasavappa Karaddi1 , Praveen Kumar2, Ravi Shankar MG3 , Mounika Ragini4

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10444

Keywords:

Poisoning, Demographic profile, Manner of death

Abstract

The present study is a retrospective study conducted in Raichur institute of Medical sciences, Raichur

Karnataka. During the study period that is from January 2017 to March 2017, out of 547 medico-legal

cases which came to casualty, 164 cases were poisoning. Among 164 poisoning cases, 13 cases died in

hospital and postmortem examination is done in mortuary RIMS Raichur hospital. The most common type

of poisoning case in and around the Raichur district was organo-phosphorus poisoning (58.53%) followed

by kerosene poisoning (13.41%). Males (55.48%) were the more common victims of the poisoning. Age

group between 11-20 years (32.92%) was most commonly affected. Majority of poisoning cases was suicidal

(84.14%) in manner. In 26.56% the motive for suicidal poisoning was financial crisis leading to depression

and consumption of poisonous substance.

Author Biography

Sharanabasavappa Karaddi1 , Praveen Kumar2, Ravi Shankar MG3 , Mounika Ragini4

1 Associate Professor, 2Tutor, 3Final Year Postgraduate Student, Dept of Forensic Medicine And Toxicology,

Raichur Institute Of Medical Sciences, Raichur

Published

2020-07-30

How to Cite

Sharanabasavappa Karaddi1 , Praveen Kumar2, Ravi Shankar MG3 , Mounika Ragini4. (2020). Pattern of Poisoning Cases and Poisoning Deaths A Retrospective Studiy Conducted at Raichur Institute of Medical Sciences, Raichur. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(3), 666-672. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10444