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Medicolegal Investigation of Political Violence

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dc.contributor.author Gunathilake, K.M.T.B.
dc.contributor.author Vidanapathirana, M.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-13T08:59:45Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-13T08:59:45Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.citation Gunathilake, K.M.T.B., & Vidanapathirana, M. (2015). Medicolegal Investigation of Political Violence. The 13th Academic Sessions of the College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka, 76. en_US, si_LK
dc.identifier.uri http://dr.lib.sjp.ac.lk/handle/123456789/4385
dc.description.abstract Introduction During an election, conflicts occur mainly between the ruling and opposition parties in way of media conversations, parliamentary debates, meetings and poster campaigns. Out of them, much violence occurs in meetings and poster campaigns, and may cause severe injuries and deaths. Case history During a political meeting, one supporter was killed and two were severely injured. One of them had gunshot injuries to abdomen and died on the 3rd day. One of the remaining two had fractured right tibia and fibula with bullet in-situ. The other victim had through and through gunshot injury to the right chest. Conclusions Adhere to the available standard procedures and practices in cases of political violence to ensure justice. A small mistake can lead to the loss of credibility of the forensic pathologist and also the image of the country. Clinical cases should be attended to as early as possible to minimize the Joss of evidence. Arrange security during autopsies, to protect the hospital property from the aggrieved supporters. Cooperate with the relevant officials at non-governmental and governmental organizations including hospitals while maintaining professional secrecy. Such cases should be performed or done under the supervision of the most senior pathologist. If proper facilities are not available, such cases should be transferred to another hospital. en_US, si_LK
dc.language.iso en en_US, si_LK
dc.subject Election en_US, si_LK
dc.subject Political meetings en_US, si_LK
dc.subject Injuries en_US, si_LK
dc.title Medicolegal Investigation of Political Violence en_US, si_LK
dc.type Article en_US, si_LK

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