A Study on Female Victims of Burn Injury at Rims, Ranchi, Jharkhand
Keywords:Burn, Dowry, Unnatural, Married, Household, Female, CrPC.
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.
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