Publication Type:

Journal Article


The Indian Police Journal, BPRD Publication, Volume 64, Issue 1 (2017)


Black Eye, Extradural Haemorrhage, Fall from height, head injury, infant, Subarachnoid Haemorrhage


The importance of a medico-legal case doesn't end by the conclusion of the autopsy examination. Medico-legal cases are unique and there are some important 'take home messages' to be taken from each case into the society for the benefit of the common man. Careful observations and inquisitive thinking can bring forth interesting as well as educative lessons. These lessons should be imbibed in the most effective manner not only by the doctors, police officers and judiciary but also by the society as a whole. We hereby present a case report of an infant who died due to injuries sustained to her head in the most unfortunate manner. We have presented the various medico-legal aspects and extenuating circumstances that are surrounding this case in adjunction with the existing literature. Thereby in this case scenario some light has been thrown upon those 'hard truths' that are commonly overlooked, in order to bring out the grey areas and moot points that can be involved in similar situations.

Cite this Research Publication

A. Sasidharan and Kumar, D., “An Unfortunate Infant: A Case Report”, The Indian Police Journal, vol. 64, no. 1, 2017.

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