Forensic approach to a case of death due to burn injury: a case report

Peranantham S, Manigandan G, Shanmugam K


Injuries due to burns are known to have a very high mortality. Burn injuries occur due to a variety of thermal, electrical, mechanical products and can be accidental, suicidal or even homicidal in nature. As the inquiry and research are limited to identifying patterns and causes for burns, the accurate originator and mechanisms are not clearly known. Herein, we report a case of 25 year old female died due to ante-mortem burn injuries with soot particles found in trachea.


Burn, Mortality, Inquiry, Research

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