Lunar Cycle and its Correlation with Unnatural Death in Different Age Group

Authors

  • Mayank Gupta1 , Amit Kumar Nayak2 , Praveen Kumar Tiwari3

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i1.13392

Keywords:

Full moon day, New moon day, Unnatural death

Abstract

It is believed abstraction that the Planets and stars influence human health and psychology is a popular notion
in astrological science in India. However, debates are still ongoing about the exact effects and their extent
and quality. This study aims to deduce the correlation between unnatural deaths in different age groups and
the lunar cycle in 2819 cases. The cases were selected from the dead bodies brought into the mortuary of the
department for medico-legal postmortem examination from the various police stations of Varanasi between
the duration of 1st January 2013 to 17th July 2014. The compiled data were studied and analyzed statistically
by employing the ‘one-way parametric ANOVA.’ It was observed that out of 2819 cases the most affected
age group was between 21-40 years (52.4%) followed by the age group 41-60 years (23.1%) and 13-20 years
(13.7%). The insignificant rise in unnatural death among different phases of the lunar cycle of different age
groups indicates minimal correlation and association with the lunar cycle. A detailed study may be done in
the future considering one parameter at a time.

Author Biography

Mayank Gupta1 , Amit Kumar Nayak2 , Praveen Kumar Tiwari3

1Assistant Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine, Institute of Medical Sciences, 2 Assistant Professor,
Department of Anatomy, Institute of Medical Sciences,3
Research Scholar, Department of Forensic Medicine,
Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University

Published

2020-12-31

How to Cite

Mayank Gupta1 , Amit Kumar Nayak2 , Praveen Kumar Tiwari3. (2020). Lunar Cycle and its Correlation with Unnatural Death in Different Age Group. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(1), 173-180. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i1.13392