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Mortality among homeless and unclaimed bodies in Mangalore city - An insight

*, Y.P. Raghavendra Babu and Joseph, Nitin and Kadur, Kishan (2012) Mortality among homeless and unclaimed bodies in Mangalore city - An insight. Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, 19. pp. 321-323.

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Abstract

Homelessness is a social as well as legal stigma on a Country’s development index. In addition homeless people are exposed to increased incidence of diseases and accidents. Mangalore city, a bustling city located in Southern costal region of India, has seen tremendous growth in the past few years; with this the problem of migrants and homeless has also increased. This has invited a spectrum of problems relating to law and order including frequent incidences of unclaimed dead bodies, both due to natural and unnatural causes. This autopsy based study tries to highlight the situation of picture of homeless deaths in Mangalore and the problems faced by the Law enforcing authorities.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Homelessness Autopsy Unclaimed body South India
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Physiology
Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Community Medicine
Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Forensic Medicine
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2012 07:08
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2012 07:08
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/76889

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