A Research Study on Medicolegal Autopsies Conducted at Mortuary of Government Medical College, Ongole, Andhra Pradesh From 1St January To 31St December 2020

Authors

  • Venati Jayashankar
  • Chaitanya. R2
  • G.B. Raja Kumar

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i3.15366

Keywords:

Autopsy, Road traffic accident, Poisoning, Homicide, Suicide, Wounds, Railway accidents

Abstract

Aim: To do a research study on Medicolegal Autopsies conducted at Government Medical College Mortuary,
Ongole, Andhra Pradesh from 1st January 2020 to 31st December 2020. Materials & Methodology: This
study was conducted at Government Medical College, Ongole from 1st January to 31st December 2020.
A total of 534 medicolegal cases were brought to mortuary for the sake of medicolegal autopsy during
the study period. Result: In the research study, it is evident from the statistics that maximum number
of medicolegal autopsies were conducted in the decreasing order in the following deaths - Road Traffic
Accidents < Poisoning < Hanging < Homicidal Deaths < Deaths due to hit by Train < Drowning < Burns
< Fall from Height < Snake Bite. Medicolegal autopsies were done more in males compared to females in
almost all types of deaths. Likewise maximum number of autopsies were conducted in the active age group
of 18 to 36 years

Author Biographies

Venati Jayashankar

Assistant Professor, Forensic Medicine Department, Government Medical College (RIMS), Bhagya Nagar
5th Lane, Ongole, Prakasam District, Andhra Pradesh

Chaitanya. R2

Associate Professor, Forensic Medicine Department,Vijayanagar Institute of Medical Sciences, Cantonment, Ballari, Karnataka

G.B. Raja Kumar

Professor & HOD, Forensic Medicine Department, Government Medical College (RIMS), Bhagya Nagar 5th Lane, Ongole, Prakasam District,Andhra Pradesh

Published

2021-05-17

How to Cite

Jayashankar, V., R2, C. ., & Kumar, G. R. . (2021). A Research Study on Medicolegal Autopsies Conducted at Mortuary of Government Medical College, Ongole, Andhra Pradesh From 1St January To 31St December 2020. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(3), 582-585. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i3.15366