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Indian Journal of Legal Medicine

Volume  1, Issue 2, July-December 2019, Pages 65-73


Review Article

Medicolegal Autopsy and Post-Mortem Examination in Female Victims of Crime: When and Why
Vivekanshu Verma1, Mahipal Singh Sankhla2, Rajeev Kumar3, Santosh Kumar Verma4
1Associate Consultant, Emergency and Trauma Care, Medanta the Medicity, Gurugram, Haryana 122001, India. 2Resaerch Scholar, 3Associate Professor, Department of Forensic Science, Galgotias University, Noida, Uttar Pradesh 203201, India. 4Senior Advocate, Rajasthan High Court, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302005, India.
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In Medicolegal Autopsies, Post-Mortem Reports (PMR) are documents prepared by a Registered Medical practitioner (RMP), pertaining to injury, sexual offence, suspected poisoning or unexplained death. To perform a medico-legal autopsy, consent from the relatives of the deceased is not required. This review article deals with the purpose of the inquest and roles of the medico-legal autopsy in young female victims of crime.

Keywords: Inquest; Medicolegal Autopsy; Sexual assault; Abortion, etc.

Corresponding Author : Vivekanshu Verma