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Research Paper | Medicine Science | India | Volume 4 Issue 4, April 2015
Socioeconomical Characteristics of Unnatural Death Due to Dry Burn in Varanasi; Uttar Pradesh; India
Dr. Awdhesh Kumar  | Dr. Surendra Kumar Pandey 
Abstract: Burn injuries are dry thermal injury caused due to contact with dry heat such as flame, radiant heat or some heated solid substance like metal or glass, to the body surface. Unnatural death- is a category used by coroners and vital statistics specialists for classifying all human deaths not properly describable as death by natural causes. The aim of my study is to find out how dry thermal burn affects education, occupation, income, and socioeconomic status and to highlights problem regarding dry thermal burn deaths. Present prospective study was carried out on the unnatural burn death cases brought by police to the Department of Forensic Medicine, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University. Total number of burn cases recorded for study during this period were 450 i. e.14.29 %. Majority of the burn victims (30 %) had uneducated i. e. illiterate. Show that most of the victims were housewives 6711 % followed by students 11.33 %. Most of the victims were from upper lower SESS 245 cases i. e.54.44 %. Educating the peoples regarding safety measures through various programme like television, radio, newspaper, warning label and cautionary information about accompanying the sale of gasoline, kerosene or petrol into any container.
Keywords: Unnatural death, Dowry death, Burn, Forensic medicine, Socioeconomic status
Edition: Volume 4 Issue 4, April 2015,
Pages: 2457 - 2461
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