Role of Foot Dimensions in Predicting Stature among Medical Students in Smims, Smu, Sikkim


  • Serug Rai
  • Kumari Shimran
  • Karma Mingur Diki Bhutia



Foot dimension, stature estimation, medical students, establish, correlate, identity


Establishing the identity of an individual is the foremost criteria for law agencies, medicolegal experts and
experts in forensic science to correlate evidences and find motive behind the crime. Forensic science has
made an astonishing progress in the field of forensic science from blood grouping to D.N.A fingerprinting&
Anthropometry to Dactylography. Nevertheless, the most commonly used tool for identification beyond the
forensic laboratories still remains the same i.e. built, complexion, stature, colour of eye, mole, scar mark etc.
Hence, the aim of this current study is to establish a relationship between the dimension of foot and stature
estimation. The present study was conducted among 200 medical students, out of which 100 were male
students and 100 were female students. All the students were between the age group of 20-30 years. The data
was analyzed using S.P.S.S (I.B.M version 20, Armonk, NY, U.S.A). The regression analysis showed that
there is significant correlation between the foot parameters and stature.

Author Biographies

Serug Rai

Principal investigator, 3rd Year MBBS, Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences, Gangtok, Sikkim,

Kumari Shimran

Co-investigator, Extern, Sir Gangaram Hospital, New Delhi,

Karma Mingur Diki Bhutia

 Associate Professor, Department of Forensic
Medicine & Toxicology, Sikkim Manipal institute of Medical Sciences, Gangtok, Sikkim




How to Cite

Serug Rai, Kumari Shimran, & Karma Mingur Diki Bhutia. (2021). Role of Foot Dimensions in Predicting Stature among Medical Students in Smims, Smu, Sikkim. Medico Legal Update, 21(4), 337–341.