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Reconstruction of crime scene, a forensic technique used in substantiating alleged homicide into accidental death: a case study

Author Affiliations

  • 1Scene of Crime, O/o Inspector General of Police, Hisar Range, Hisar 125001, Haryana, India
  • 2Forensic Science Laboratory (Haryana) Madhuban, Karnal, Haryana, India

Res. J. Forensic Sci., Volume 5, Issue (3), Pages 7-11, November,29 (2017)

Abstract

Scene of crime reconstruction is a forensic technique which involves scientific analysis of crime scene on the basis of physical evidence, their location/pattern, their interrelationship, and their laboratory examination and thus to arrive at a conclusion about a specific crime i.e. what exactly happened at a certain crime scene. Here in this paper we will discuss a case of accident that was turned into murder (i.e. Under Section 302 of Indian Penal Court) because the family members of the deceased alleged that the deceased was murdered and then dragged by tying to a vehicle to dispose off the body and to destroy the evidences. In this paper we discuss how this sensational case was solved by the scientists of Forensic Science Laboratory, Haryana through the reconstruction of scene of crime by analyzing the appearance of scene of crime, physical evidences according to their respective locations and positions at scene and the injuries to the deceased. This process involved scientific knowledge of crime scene investigation for proper elucidation of physical clues detected at the crime scene, their examination in the laboratory, complete and clear knowledge of information related to the case, and hence devising of a reasonable hypothesis.

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