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Vol. 8, Issue 5 (2019)

A socio epidemiological study of homicidal death in Varanasi District (Uttar Pradesh)

Author(s):
Rajeev Ranjan, Ramkrishna Mishra and Surendra Kumar Pandey
Abstract:
Introduction: Homicide is the killing of one human being by another human being, is the most heinous crime in any civilization and leading cause of unnatural deaths. Land dispute, money including dowry, love and extra marital affairs are the main motive behind these crimes executed with the help of Blunt weapons, sharp weapons, firearms, strangulation, homicidal hanging, smothering, drowning, burns, poisoning etc.
Material and Methods: Present study was carried out with the help of cases brought for Post-mortem examination in the mortuary of Department of Forensic Medicine, Institute of Medical Sciences (IMS), Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi, over a span of 1st October 2016 to 31st march 2018.
Observation and Results: Homicidal deaths were recorded in 200 cases (6.7%) out of 2976 medico legal cases.
Discussion: homicidal deaths were highest among 21-40 age groups with highest frequency in rainy season especially in September month by Hindu married male belonging to rural areas because of land disputes.
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How to cite this article:
Rajeev Ranjan, Ramkrishna Mishra, Surendra Kumar Pandey. A socio epidemiological study of homicidal death in Varanasi District (Uttar Pradesh). Pharma Innovation 2019;8(5):338-343.

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