LIP Prints Patterns: A Study among the Aryan and Dravidian Ethnic Population in India- A Cross Sectional Study

Authors

  • Lubna Fathima1 , Suganya P1 , Sunayana Manipal 2, Prabu D3 , Bharathwaj4 , Raj Mohan5

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i1.13583

Keywords:

Lip prints, Aryan, Dravidian, ethnic population, males, females.

Abstract

Background: Lip prints are subjected to be unique for all the individuals except monozygotic twins; hence
they can be an important indicator for human identification. Since, Aryan population are descendants of
north India and Dravidian population are descendants of south India. AIM: The aim of the study was to
assess the uniqueness of lip prints among Aryan and Dravidian ethnic population. Materials and method: A
cross sectional study was conducted among 192 individuals of Aryan and Dravidian population. Convenient
sampling was used to select the study population among the Tamilnadu and Chandigarh states in India. The
lip prints were recorded with the help of lip sticks and glue portion of the cello tape. Statistical analysis
was done using spss software version 20.0. Results: In the present study, branched lip print pattern was
predominantly seen in males of Dravidian population. In contrast, least commonly predominant was partially
vertical pattern which was absent in both the males and females of Aryan population. Conclusion: Lip prints
are a unique feature for human identification. In this study, it was found that branched lip print pattern was
higher in males of Dravidian population and the partially vertical type was least predominant among the
males and females of Aryan and Dravidian population.

Author Biography

Lubna Fathima1 , Suganya P1 , Sunayana Manipal 2, Prabu D3 , Bharathwaj4 , Raj Mohan5

1
Post Graduate Student (Master of Dental Surgery), 2Master of Dental Surgery, Reader, 3Master of Dental Surgery,
Professor and Head, 4
Master of Dental Surgery, Senior Lecturer, 5
Master of Dental Surgery, Reader, Department of
Public Health Dentistry, SRM Dental College and Hospital, Ramapuram, Chennai, India

Published

2020-12-31

How to Cite

Lubna Fathima1 , Suganya P1 , Sunayana Manipal 2, Prabu D3 , Bharathwaj4 , Raj Mohan5. (2020). LIP Prints Patterns: A Study among the Aryan and Dravidian Ethnic Population in India- A Cross Sectional Study. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(1), 1218-1223. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i1.13583