Analysis of Homicidal Deaths among Medicolegal Autopsies Conducted at a Tertiary care Hospital in Karnataka: A Prospective Study
Keywords:Homicidal Deaths, Injuries, Blunt force, Sharp Force, Medicolegal, Autopsy.
A Prospective study was conducted in the Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, JJM Medical
College and Cigateri General Hospital, Davangere Karnataka, from 2010 to 2014 with regard to demographic,
injury and mortality profiles among Medicolegal autopsies conducted in homicidal deaths and the same
are presented in this paper. Results showed that male victims of the age group 31-40 years were more in
number, with personal revenge being the usual motive of the perpetuators. Most of the deaths were due to
combination of both blunt and sharp weapons with hemorrhagic shock as the most common cause of death.
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