Author(s): Kumar A, Chavali KH, Harish D, Singh A
It is usually difficult to establish the identity in unknown bodies. Giving opinion regarding the cause/ manner of death poses far more problems and is a test of ability of the forensic expert, even though on many occasion, the whole exercise does not yield any result. The reasons are many – inadequate/ no history, disinterested Investigating Officers unwilling to properly work out the case, partial/complete decomposition/ destruction/ mutilation of the body, etc. The present 1 year study was undertaken to find the cause of death and the pattern of causes of death in unknown dead bodies.