An Epidemiological Study of Homicidal Cases Autopsied in the Mortuary of the Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, North Bengal, Darjeeling

Authors

  • Achintya Biswas
  • Pappu Kumar
  • Sukanta Majumdar
  • Soumeek Chowdhuri
  • Somasish Ghosal
  • Prabir Kumar Deb

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i4.16683

Keywords:

Forensic medicine, homicidal cases, epidemiology.

Abstract

Homicide is regarded as a notorious crime against the society that causes intentional killing, aggravated
assaults resulting in death. This brings a massive burden on national economies, law enforcement and lost
productivity. The present study highlighted the epidemiological profile of homicidal deaths which accounted
(3.9%) of all unnatural deaths autopsied. Overall trend shows high male predominance with low economic
background where illiteracy, poverty and other social circumstances play a considerable role. Homicidal
records have their importance in interpretation of socio-economic implications and overall administrative
attributes on executing law and order in respect to time, place and conditions.

Author Biographies

Achintya Biswas

Associate Professor, Department of Forensic and State Medicine, Calcutta National Medical College & Hospital,
Kolkata

Pappu Kumar

Medical Officer, Raiganj Govt. Medical College & Hospital, Uttar Dinajpur

Sukanta Majumdar

Assistant Professor,Department of Community Medicine,

Soumeek Chowdhuri

Assistant Professor, Department of Forensic and

State Medicine, Calcutta National Medical College & Hospital, Kolkata,

Somasish Ghosal

PhD Research Scholar, Department of Forensic and
State Medicine, Calcutta National Medical College & Hospital, Kolkata

Prabir Kumar Deb

Professor, Department of Forensic
Medicine & Toxicology, North Bengal Medical College, Darjeeling

Published

2021-08-16

How to Cite

Achintya Biswas, Pappu Kumar, Sukanta Majumdar, Soumeek Chowdhuri, Somasish Ghosal, & Prabir Kumar Deb. (2021). An Epidemiological Study of Homicidal Cases Autopsied in the Mortuary of the Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, North Bengal, Darjeeling. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(4), 183-187. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i4.16683