Riaz Qadeer, Anwar-ul Haq, Rizwan-ul Haq, Sidra Riaz.
Medico-legal Importance of Blood Stains (An autopsy based study).
Ophthalmol Update Jan ;15(3):315-8.

Background: Personal identification is important both in the living and in the dead an. The aim of medico legal autopsy is to determine personal identification Study design: This descriptive study is based on autopsy record and provides informations regarding various methods of personal identification. Duration of study: From 1st January 2013 to 23rd May 2013. Methodology: This study was conducted in the department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology of Khyber Medical College, Peshawar. Data was collected from the record of autopsies performed from January 2013 to May 2013.It include all cases referred from urban as well as from rural area police stations of Peshawar district. Results: Out of total 400 autopsies done 26 postmortem (6.5%) were done on dead bodies which were difficult to recognize due to various reasons. Conclusion: Aims of autopsy are to find out the personal identification with respect tp the area he belonged. What happens to the dead and when it happened, did he reacted or not and to find out any associated crime . An autopsy is helpful in establishing personal identity and in finding out the cause of death, the nature of injury whether it is ante mortem or post mortem.

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