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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 10-13

An analytical study of deaths due to domestic accidents


1 Assistant Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine, Malla Reddy Institute of Medical Sciences, Suraram, Hyderabad, India
2 Professor & HOD, Department of Forensic Medicine, Malla Reddy Institute of Medical Sciences, Suraram, Hyderabad, India

Correspondence Address:
T Vikramaditya
Assistant Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine, Malla Reddy Institute of Medical Sciences, Suraram, Hyderabad
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2321-7006.302530

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Background: In view of the rising incidents of domestic fatalities, a detailed study was undertaken focusing on different causes and manners of injuries and deaths occurring within the house and its surroundings. During this study, thorough medical and technical investigations were considered. Ultimately public education and their awareness are important for its prevention. Objectives: The present study is made to analyze pattern of different domestic accident deaths in regard to Age and Sex distribution, Residence, Place of Occurrence in the Home Method of inflicting injuries Methods: The materials considered in the study are the police reports like FIR, crime Scene, Panchayatdar statement, Hospital deaths summary, Inquest report, and doctors' reports, in addition to engineering technical reports. The postmortem study of 100 dead bodies of domestic accidents was carried with analytical data during January 2004 to May 2007 at Gandhi Hospital Mortuary Secunderabad. Common variables were spot deaths against Hospital deaths, deaths in different age groups, literacy status of the victims, socioeconomic status, and marital status with urban slum and rural variation in addition to sex criterion as basic parameter. Result: The results of the study showed that, the victims were more in categories of male, old aged, illiterates, low socio economic, unmarried laborers and living in urban slums. The major causes of deaths were due to injuries commonly occurring in the kitchen. Spot deaths were more than Hospital deaths. Conclusion: The results obtained in the present study regarding various observations in the domestic accidents were consistent with the other studies reported at national and international levels.


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