IP International Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicological Sciences


Clinico- Epidemiological profile of assault cases at a tertiary centre in Indore


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Article Type : Research Article

Author Details: Jitendra Singh Tomar,Sunil Soni*,B K. Singh,Rahul Agrawal

Volume : 4

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2456-9615

Print ISSN : 2581-9844

Article First Page : 39

Article End Page : 41


Abstract

Assault cases coming to casualty of a hospital primarily reflects the intensity of the crime of that region. The present study was conducted in the casualty of Sri Aurobindo Medical College and Post Graduate Institute, Indore. Duration of study was 2 years from 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2017 during which 194 cases were studied. Out of all the cases male victims were 163(84.02%) and females were 31(15.98%). Adult age group from 21- 30 years was most commonly affected with a sum total of 72(37.11%) victims. Commonest injury was laceration in 76(32.07%) cases followed by swelling in 55(23.20%) cases present over different parts of body. Surgery department was called for intervention in 133(68.56%) of cases than orthopedics department in 71(36.60%) cases. All the victims were examined meticulously, treated and injury report was made and further informed to police for investigation and judicial proceedings.

Keywords: Assault, Injuries, Casualty, Medicolegal.

Doi :-https://doi.org/10.18231/j.ijfmts.2019.009