Mortality among homeless and unclaimed bodies in Mangalore city - An insight

Y. P. Raghavendra Babu, Nitin Joseph, Kishan Kadur

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Homelessness is a social as well as legal stigma on a Country's development index. In addition homeless people are exposed to increased incidence of diseases and accidents. Mangalore city, a bustling city located in Southern costal region of India, has seen tremendous growth in the past few years; with this the problem of migrants and homeless has also increased. This has invited a spectrum of problems relating to law and order including frequent incidences of unclaimed dead bodies, both due to natural and unnatural causes. This autopsy based study tries to highlight the situation of picture of homeless deaths in Mangalore and the problems faced by the Law enforcing authorities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)321-323
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 01-08-2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Law


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