Souvenir Bullet Recovered From Firearm Victim: Case Report
Luv Sharma*, A. D. Aggarwal and P. K. Paliwal
Department of Forensic Medicine, University of Health Sciences, Haryana, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Dr. Luv Sharma
Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine
University of Health Sciences, 24/9-J, Medical Enclave
Rohtak-124001, Haryana, India
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Received date: January 08, 2011; Accepted date: March 15, 2011; Published date: March 25, 2011
Citation: Sharma L, Aggarwal AD, Paliwal PK (2011) Souvenir Bullet Recovered From Firearm Victim: Case Report. J Forensic Res 2:121. doi: 10.4172/2157-7145.1000121
Copyright: © 2011 Sharma L 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.
Firearm injuries are commonly encountered by Forensic pathologists. The autopsy technique for a firearm case requires special care as the projectile has to be removed as evidence. Not all firearm injuries result in death. Survivors may carry bullets in their bodies for long periods of time as souvenirs. Souvenir or retained bullets may sometimes cause diagnostic problems regarding old or recent firearm wounds. We present a case of a firearm fatality in which a souvenir bullet was found during autopsy in a firearm victim.