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Journal of Forensic Research

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A Case Study of Decapitated 38 Years Old Male Corpse from Punjab (India): Image Article

Madhu Bala* and Anika Sharma

Department of Zoology and Environmental Sciences, Punjabi University, Patiala 147 002, Punjab, India

*Corresponding Author:
Madhu Bala
Department of Zoology and Environmental Sciences
Punjabi University, Patiala 147 002, Punjab, India
Tel: +919872129846
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: February 24, 2015; Accepted date: February 26, 2015; Published date: February 28, 2015

Citation: Bala M, Sharma A (2015) A Case Study of Decapitated 38 Years Old Male Corpse from Punjab (India): Image Article. J Forensic Res 6:i102. doi: 10.4172/2157-7145.1000i102

Copyright: © 2015 Bala M, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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On 10th January, 2015 decapitated corpse of a 38 years old male was recovered from Longowal, District Sangrur, Punjab, India. His relative reported him missing approximately 8 days prior to the discovery of the corpse. He was last seen alive on the morning of 30th December 2014. Autopsy revealed that he had died approximately 8-9 days ago. PMI estimated by medical examiner was based largely on the physical appearance and rate of decomposition of corpse. During autopsy, several third instar larvae of Chrysomya megacephala were collected from victim’s amputated arm. The larvae were collected alive and placed immediately into 80% ethanol to identify the developmental stage. Weather data, including maximum and minimum temperature, relative humidity were obtained from Meteorological Department of Punjabi University, Patiala. Meteorological data indicate the environmental conditions to which the corpse and its associated entomofauna were exposed. Based on the temperature records for the relevant period, the number of days necessary for Chrysomya megacephala to develop from egg to larvae was calculated. The average temperature to which larvae were exposed was very less i.e. 10.6°C and only few larvae were collected from the corpse. Tentative PMI based on temperature data was estimated to be 9 days.

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Figure 1: Decapitated male corpse with clothes found from Longowal, Punjab, India.
Figure 2: Front view of corpse.
Figure 3: Back view of corpse.
Figure 4: Skeletonized head of corpse.
Figure 5: Amputated limbs of corpse.

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