Local Effects Of Thermal Effects
Devanshi Vyas, a law student at Banasthali University.
Heat has come with a mixed blessing, it has served mankind and is the reason for our existence but it has also proved itself as a great destructor. Death due to thermal heat is very common. This paper is concerned about death due to local effects of thermal injury which includes burn and scalds. After informing about post mortem internal and external findings of local thermal injuries this paper aims at differentiating suicidal, accidental, and homicidal burn and therefore draws attention toward the medico-legal effect of local thermal injury and then end up giving conclusions and suggestions. The researcher has found that surrendering oneself to fire, though is a very painful process is the most popular way to commit suicide by Indian women especially married which they mainly do due to the ill-treatment against her if she fails to fulfill the demand of dowry.
Keywords: Thermal injury, medico-legal, suicidal, accidental, homicidal, dowry.