An Analysis of Firearm and Explosives Injury in Imphal: A 2 Years Autopsy Based Descriptive Study
Keywords:Firearm; bomb blast; Homicide; suicide; injury; weapon.
Deaths due to high end machineries like guns and sophisticated explosives are on increasing trends with
throughout the world. Such deaths lead to high morbidity and mortality in the human society. The present study
was conducted to explore various socio demographic characters of victims and medicolegal aspects related to
firearm and explosive injuries death. This was a descriptive cross sectional autopsy based study of all firearm
and bomb blast injury deaths brought to mortuary of Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal Manipur
during the period from October 2013 to August 2015. In this study a total of 46 cases of firearm and explosives
death during the study period was analysed in various medico-legal aspects. Rifled firearm and bomb blast was
commonest weapon employed. Multiple injuries and head injuries were commonest cause of death. The trends
of death might help the law enforcement authorities and Government to take proactive steps to curb this menace.
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