Mangaluru: KMC Dept. of Forensic Medicine to host Medico-Legal Workshop for Police Officers

Mangaluru: Addressing the media persons during the press meet held at Mangalore Press Club, Dr Suresh Kumar Shetty-State Medico-Legal Consultant/Forensic Medicine, KMC-Mangaluru said, ” Department of Forensic Medicine, Kasturba Medical College-Mangaluru and KMC Hospitals in association with Commissionerate of Police-Mangaluru City and DK Police (Karnataka state) will be jointly hosting “Medico-Legal Workshop for Police Officers” on Sunday, 11th October 2015 at Forensic Medicine Demonstration Hall, KMC, Light House Hill Road, Mangaluru, from 9am to 5pm.This is the second time a workshop for Police officers focusing on Medico legal aspects will be conducted by Department of Forensic Medicine, KMC, Mangaluru”.

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Also speaking during the press meet, Dr Jagadish Rao -District Medico-Legal Consultant and Convener/Forensic Nedicine, KMC-Mangaluru said, ” Nearly 150 police officers from Mangaluru City, DK and Udupi district will be participating in this workshop. The main aim of this workshop is to encourage, reinforce, refine and improve the method of approaching various types of medico legal cases among the police officers focusing on recent advances in forensic medicine for crime detection and concrete and uniform guidelines in practice of forensic medicine and toxicology. This one day exhaustive workshop has been designed to cover various topics involving crime scene investigation, Estimation of time since death based on PM Changes, Asphyxial deaths, Medico legal aspects of Injuries and Sexual offences”. 

The workshop will be inaugurated by chief guests, namely Amrit Paul IPS-Inspector General of Police (Western Range), S Murugan IPS- Commissioner of Police-Mangaluru City, and Dr Sharanappa SD IPS-Superintendent of Police-DK, along with guests of honor, namely Dr V Surendra Shetty-Pro-Vice Chancellor-Manipal University and Dr M Venkatraya Prabhu- Dean, KMC-Mangaluru.

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The valedictory function to be held on the same day at 5pm will be graced by Chief guest-Dr Sanjeev S Patil-Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime and Traffic)-Mangaluru Police, and guest of honor-Dr Anand Venugopal-Medical Superintendent, KMC Hospitals-Mangaluru.

During the workshop there will be talks/discussions on-: Crime Scene Investigation and Collection of Evidence from Forensic point of view”; “Mechanical Injuries, Asphyxial Deaths and its Medico-Legal Significance”; “Sexual Offences and its Medico-Legal Importance”; and “Holistic approach to determine the Post Mortem Interval. There will also be a pictorial quiz for the police officers.

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