Homicidal Trends in Tribes of Bastar

Authors

  • Ashesh Gunwantrao Wankhede
  • Himanshu Sharma

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v22i4.3325

Keywords:

tribal, Bastar, homicide, injuries

Abstract

Background: Till now no significant study has been done in homicide cases related to the tribal communities of
the Bastar region, our approach has been to extensive study of the tribal communities, their life pattern towards
the arms, and analysis of the homicidal committed in the tribal communities
Objective: the objective of the study was to study the pattern of homicidal cases in the tribal communities of Bastar
in a community wise scale so that necessary steps can be taken to prevent homicide in communities which has high
scale of homicidal cases.
Material and Method: The data of postmortem reports of all cases of homicidal deaths of tribals of Bastar region
Chhattisgarh occurred in 11 years (2011 to 2021), which had been brought to the mortuary of Forensic Medicine
department.
Results: Out of total of 122 cases evaluated, it consisted predominantly of male population of the age 31-40 years,
Maximum number of homicidal cases were from Firearm injury=27 cases, Axe injury sustained stood 2nd= 22
cases. Maximum cases were found in the year 2015=16 cases. Maximum cases occurred in the Month of August=24
cases.
Conclusion: In our study we have found that Madia community followed by Maria community has most of the
leading cases, government need to more emphasize on them to prevent cases from occurring. Homicidal deaths
among tribals was mainly due to firearm injury, main factor for it was Naxalite and Maoist movement, which is
predominant in Bastar region

Author Biographies

Ashesh Gunwantrao Wankhede

Professor & HOD, Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Late Baliram
Kashyap Government Medical College, Jagdalpur, District Bastar, Chhattisgarh-494001

Himanshu Sharma

Demonstrator, Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Late Baliram
Kashyap Government Medical College, Jagdalpur, District Bastar, Chhattisgarh-494001

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Published

2022-10-27

How to Cite

Ashesh Gunwantrao Wankhede, & Himanshu Sharma. (2022). Homicidal Trends in Tribes of Bastar. Medico Legal Update, 22(4), 8–13. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v22i4.3325

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