A Study on Female Victims of Burn Injury at Rims, Ranchi, Jharkhand

Authors

  • Lishu Chaure
  • Nawal Kumar Singh
  • Kumar Shubhendu
  • Tulsi Mahto
  • Ajit Kumar Chaudhary

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i3.15834

Keywords:

Burn, Dowry, Unnatural, Married, Household, Female, CrPC.

Abstract

Burn injury is one of the most common cause of unnatural deaths worldwide. While survival after occurrence
of burn injury has drastically increased in past decades especially in developed countries like India, burn
injury continues to be a common cause of unnatural deaths. Though both males and females may be victims
of burn, females are more susceptible as they are more involved in household activities .Often the manner
of burn is closed in mystery and unreliable statements. The reason behind this action may be domestic,
personal, occupational or social tragedy and more recently dowry deaths. Burns in married female where
death of female occurs below 30 years and within seven years of her marriage. Such death cases are to
be investigated by Magistrate under CrPC 176 and other female burn and male burn deaths are routinely
investigated by police as per section 174 CrPC.

Author Biographies

Lishu Chaure

Junior Resident (Academic), Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, Rajendra Institute of Medical
Sciences, Ranchi

Nawal Kumar Singh

Senior Resident, Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, AIIMS Patna

Kumar Shubhendu

Assistant Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, Patliputra Medical College & Hospital, Dhanbad

Tulsi Mahto

Professor & Head of the Department, Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, Rajendra Institute of
Medical Sciences, Ranchi

Ajit Kumar Chaudhary

Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, Ranchi

Published

2021-05-17

How to Cite

Chaure, L. ., Singh, N. K. ., Shubhendu, K. ., Mahto, T. ., & Chaudhary, A. K. . (2021). A Study on Female Victims of Burn Injury at Rims, Ranchi, Jharkhand. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(3), 3443-3447. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i3.15834