Pattern and Nature of Fatal Blunt Force Homicidal Injuries and Its Correlation with the Weapon

Authors

  • Sujith Sreenivas C

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1396

Keywords:

Blunt force injuries -Homicide

Abstract

Blunt force trauma or blunt injury is a Physical / Mechanical injury which is non- penetrating or penetrating

in nature characteristic of a weapon / instrument / object which is not sharp. The word denotes the nature

of object producing the injury rather than the type of injury. Injuries produced by blunt trauma include

abrasions, contusions, , lacerations or bone fractures. The pattern and nature of the injury is influenced

by the force transmitted, weight of object / weapon and nature of the surface of blunt object. The study

evaluates the fatal blunt injuries over a period of six years (2006-2011) and correlates the pattern, nature and

configuration of injury with the alleged weapon / object used to inflicting it

Author Biography

Sujith Sreenivas C

Associate Professor & Deputy Police Surgeon, Department of Forensic Medicine, Govt.Medical College,

Kozhikode

Published

2020-07-24

How to Cite

Sujith Sreenivas C. (2020). Pattern and Nature of Fatal Blunt Force Homicidal Injuries and Its Correlation with the Weapon. Medico Legal Update, 20(3), 201-206. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1396