Wounds due to a modified shot gun (home-made): A case report

Vikram Palimar, Vinod C. Nayak, M. Arun, Pradeep G. Kumar, Prashantha Bhagavath

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Abstract

In a case of firearm fatality, the autopsy surgeon is required to opine as to the range of fire in addition to the cause of death which will help in reconstruction of the events. Problems may arise in estimating the range of fire based on wound ballistics when there is an alteration or modification in the internal ballistics. We encountered such a case in the department of Forensic Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, which is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)220-222
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
Volume17
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-05-2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Law

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