Forest Range Strong Room Robbery Case: Examination of Lock and Gas Cutter Tool Marks - A Case Study
P. N. Ramakrishnan*
Junior Scientific Officer, H.O.D (Physics) Central Forensic Science Laboratory, Hyderabad, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Dr. P. N. Ramakrishnan
Junior Scientific Officer
H.O.D (Physics) Central Forensic Science Laboratory
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: March 04, 2011; Accepted date: March 23, 2011; Published date: March 29, 2011
Citation: Ramakrishnan PN (2011) Forest Range Strong Room Robbery Case: Examination of Lock and Gas Cutter Tool Marks - A Case Study. J Forensic Res 2:120. doi:10.4172/2157-7145.1000120
Copyright: © 2011 Ramakrishnan PN . 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.
In crime cases of robberies and thefts it is very important to ascertain the nature of weapon / tools involved and also the position of the locks. These details provide many vital clues regarding the modus operandi of the crime which helps the investigating agencies in solving the case. Examination of position of the lock and levers inside the lock aid in throwing light on how the crime was committed. In the present case study, the forensic examination of the breaking open of the lock of the strong room using gas cutter and arrival of conclusion based on the tool marks are discussed.