Firearm disguised as sharp injury – A case report
Corresponding Author(s) : Jai Prakash Soni
International Journal of Allied Medical Sciences and Clinical Research,
Vol. 4 No. 3 (2016): 2016 Volume 4- Issue -3
Today’s world is full of crime; new laws are made but still crime is not stopping. Police officers have to be vigilant in order to crack a crime and set an example so that criminals will fear to do the crime. For that, police should have good forensic knowledge, since it’s an important tool to catch criminals and prosecute them for their crimes. But the truth is just the opposite - police personnel are careless & they do not possess sound forensic knowledge. They themselves destroy vital evidence knowingly or unknowingly thereby giving advantage to criminals by making such cases weak. We encountered such a case in which a dead body was found on a field under a tree. Police informed FSL team and made their primary opinion regarding apparent cause of death in this case as sharp injury caused by heavy sharp weapon. But when the body was examined in our institute during autopsy, not only doctors but police were also surprised to learn that the cause of death was firearm injury.