IJCRR - 6(22), November, 2014
Autopsy Study of Brought Dead Cases in Jaipur, Rajasthan
Author: N. L. Disania, Akhilesh K. Pathak, R. K. Punia
Background: Most of the medico-legal cases are dealt by the government hospitals in India. Incidences of brought dead cases are higher in Sawai Man Singh Hospital, Jaipur, due to high referral rate from all areas of Rajasthan as well as from the nearby border. In all cases, who are found dead clinically on arrival examining doctor is not able to opine cause of death and hence the dead body has to be shifted for autopsy examination. Aims and Objective: There is very little information available regarding the cases of brought dead. The present study was undertaken to know the epidemiological aspects, patterns and other significant medico-legal issues regarding the brought dead cases. Method: This autopsy based retrospective study was conducted in the department of Forensic Medicine, S.M.S. Medical College, Jaipur (Rajasthan). Around 3123 autopsies were conducted during the one year period of 2012 and out of them 990
(31.70%) cases, which were brought dead to the casualty department were analyzed during this study irrespective of age, gender, religion and area of domicile. The results: In the present study, we found that the majority of the victims who were brought dead to us were Hindu males, in their 3rd and 4th decade of life that died accidentally in road traffic accident. Conclusion: Our study reveals that the cases of brought dead were included more incidences of unnatural deaths rather than the natural deaths, which are having less medico-legal significance and more suffering to relatives of the deceased as well as the investigating agencies.
Keywords: Death, Brought dead and Cause of death
N. L. Disania, Akhilesh K. Pathak, R. K. Punia. Autopsy Study of Brought Dead Cases in Jaipur, Rajasthan International Journal of Current Research and Review. 6(22), November, 11-14
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