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INQUEST
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Inquest by an Executive Magistrate.
Inquest is a summary investigation..
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SMART INQUEST.
.SMART INQUEST.
S- Specific.
M- Measurable.
A- Achievable.
R- Result oriented.
T- Time bounded.
.INQUEST.
Inquest…….….
Inquisition….
Inquiry……..
.CRIMINAL PROCEDURE CODE.
Section- 174—175---176
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DEATH
Natural…..
Un natural…….
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UN NATURAL DEATH
Suicide Sui- Self
Cide- Killing
Homicide
Accident.
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UN NATURAL DEATH
S-157 Cr PC
The Judicial magistrate has to
prepare and send FIR in
1.Culpable homicide. 304 A
2.Murder....
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UN NATURAL DEATH
S-174 Cr. PC
The Execute magistrate need to
prepare and send FIR in
1.Custodial death.
2.Death of a wom...
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CUSTODIAL DEATH
S-174 Cr. PC
1.Death in Police Custody.
2.Death in Judicial Custody.
3.Death in any custody authorised
b...
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Parallel Inquiry.
S-176(1-A) Cr. PC
In the case of custodial death or
death of a person disappeared
from custody or a ra...
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SUO MOTO INQUEST.
In the case of conducting suo
moto inquest by Executive
Magistrate, It may be intimated
to Police also.
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Normal Procedure.
1.Police sent FIR and request for
conducting Inquest to SDM (RDO).
2.RDO authorises Tahsildar (EM)
to ...
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Inquest by Executive Magistrate
1.Ask the police whether there is
1.Photo/videographer.
2.Finger print Expert.
3.Scienti...
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Inquest by Executive Magistrate
2. Ensure that
the body to be
inquested is a
human body.
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Inquest by Executive Magistrate
3. Ensure DEATH.
1. Cooling of the body.
2. Check Pulse.
3. Rigor Mortis( Hardened Muscl...
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Inquest by Executive Magistrate
4. Check the inquest field
1.Is there any objects/evidence helpful for
Investigation ?( ...
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Inquest by Executive Magistrate
5. Check the appearance of the
body.
In the case of custodial death a team of doctors
sh...
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Inquest by Executive Magistrate
5. Uncover the body and examine
all the points which may be useful
in the investigation....
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Inquest by Executive Magistrate
5. 2- Damages to the body.
Length, breadth and depth of the
injury should be noted.
1.Ab...
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Inquest by Executive Magistrate
5. 3 Body stains.
1. Stains in the body should be noted.
2.Vaginal swab/smear to be sent...
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INQUEST REPORT.
Report of investigation under
section 174 of Cr P C on the body
of a person found dead at
…………Place…………....
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Questions.
1. Name of persons composing the
panchayaths if any-
Note- Minimum 2 persons.
(witnesses.)
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Questions.
2. Deceaseds
Name
Sex
Age
Calling
Fathers name
Residence.
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Questions.
3. By whom first found dead?
When &
Where.
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Questions.
3.
Height
Colour &
Discriptive marks.
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Questions.
4.
By whom last seen alive…?
Where and when and in whose
company…?
Whether he carried any valuable
property w...
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Questions.
5.
Height
Colour &
Discriptive
marks.
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Questions.
6.
Married or
Single….?
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Questions.
7.
State the corpse….?
Its posture,
Exact state of the limbs, eyes,
mouth etc.
Wounds….
List of properties fo...
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Questions.
8.
Minute description of exact spot
of the corpse was found.
If in water, depth thereof
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Questions.
8. If the body is in a well…..
1.If the well is pblic or private
property…whom does it belong.?
2.Is it near ...
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Questions.
9. By what relative body is
recognised…?
Their statement shortly given.
2 persons.
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Questions.
10. Abstract of evidence of other
2 persons…?
Their statement shortly given.
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Questions.
11. Apparent cause of death…?
As evident from statements.
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Questions.
12. If by violence apparently by
what weapon…?
If any person suspected…who did…
why…?
Was deceased insured…?
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Questions.
13. If corpse is not sent for
medical examination…..why..?
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Questions.
14..If corpse is sent, for what
purose and whose order by which
order number and the number of
constables who...
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Questions.
15. By whose order corpse was
buried or burnt,,,?
(Pretham post mortem
parisodhanakku ayakkunnundu)
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Questions.
16. Opinion of the panchayath dars
as the cause and manner of
death…..?
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Questions.
17. signature of the
panchayathdars as concur with the
opinion…..?
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Questions.
18. Signature of the SHO …..?
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Questions.
19. If name and address of the
deceased is unknown, state what
steps have been taken to ascertain
the same an...
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Questions.
20. Was the body warm or cold
when first found……?
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Questions.
27. Duration of investigation.
90 minutes.
Investigation commenced at……..
Investigation closed at………………..
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Post mortem
It is very risky to recommend
exemption of post mortem.
Insurance benefit will not get
without post mortem r...
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Post mortem
Inquest has been completed and
the corpse is sent for
postmortem, Civil Police officer
No KP-342 is here by ...
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Post mortem
Un identified bodies
Should be kept in the mortuary
for 3 days after Post Mortem.
.INQUEST
Minimum 3 copies have to be
prepared.
1- to the court in original. With
ornament/dresses/other objects.
With form...
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• T.J Joseph.
• Adhikarathil.
• S H Mount.
• Kottayam.
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INQUEST

  1. 1. . INQUEST www.slideshare.com/mysandesham
  2. 2. . Inquest by an Executive Magistrate. Inquest is a summary investigation..
  3. 3. . SMART INQUEST.
  4. 4. .SMART INQUEST. S- Specific. M- Measurable. A- Achievable. R- Result oriented. T- Time bounded.
  5. 5. .INQUEST. Inquest…….…. Inquisition…. Inquiry……..
  6. 6. .CRIMINAL PROCEDURE CODE. Section- 174—175---176
  7. 7. . DEATH Natural….. Un natural…….
  8. 8. . UN NATURAL DEATH Suicide Sui- Self Cide- Killing Homicide Accident.
  9. 9. . UN NATURAL DEATH S-157 Cr PC The Judicial magistrate has to prepare and send FIR in 1.Culpable homicide. 304 A 2.Murder. 302
  10. 10. . UN NATURAL DEATH S-174 Cr. PC The Execute magistrate need to prepare and send FIR in 1.Custodial death. 2.Death of a woman within 7 years of marriage. 3.Death in police action. 4.Exhumation.( Disinterment of body)
  11. 11. . CUSTODIAL DEATH S-174 Cr. PC 1.Death in Police Custody. 2.Death in Judicial Custody. 3.Death in any custody authorised by court. (Rescue home, Hospital, Bala Bhavan etc.)
  12. 12. . Parallel Inquiry. S-176(1-A) Cr. PC In the case of custodial death or death of a person disappeared from custody or a rape case in custody inquiry should also made by police and Judicial Magistrate. Video of the inquest should be sent to National Human Right Commission.
  13. 13. . SUO MOTO INQUEST. In the case of conducting suo moto inquest by Executive Magistrate, It may be intimated to Police also.
  14. 14. . Normal Procedure. 1.Police sent FIR and request for conducting Inquest to SDM (RDO). 2.RDO authorises Tahsildar (EM) to conduct Inquest.
  15. 15. . Inquest by Executive Magistrate 1.Ask the police whether there is 1.Photo/videographer. 2.Finger print Expert. 3.Scientific Asst./doctor 4.Dog squad. If there is no women police officers assistance of a local woman may be sought.
  16. 16. . Inquest by Executive Magistrate 2. Ensure that the body to be inquested is a human body.
  17. 17. . Inquest by Executive Magistrate 3. Ensure DEATH. 1. Cooling of the body. 2. Check Pulse. 3. Rigor Mortis( Hardened Muscles) 4. Post Mortem Staining.(Blue blood) 5. Putrefaction. (decay) 6. Cadaveric Spasm. (objects tightened by fist) Assistance of a local doctor may be sought for.
  18. 18. . Inquest by Executive Magistrate 4. Check the inquest field 1.Is there any objects/evidence helpful for Investigation ?( weapons l suicide notes etc,) 2.In the case of hanging, locate the suspension point. And cut the knot scientifically. 3. Accessibility to suspension point,
  19. 19. . Inquest by Executive Magistrate 5. Check the appearance of the body. In the case of custodial death a team of doctors should examine the body and video should be sent to NHRC 1.Manner of dressing..Features of each dress. 2.Features/Objects /Marks to identify the person/caste. 3.Hair-Well groomed/disturbed/recently cut. 4.Beard/moustache. 5.Ornaments.
  20. 20. . Inquest by Executive Magistrate 5. Uncover the body and examine all the points which may be useful in the investigation. 1.Old scars/moles. 2 Damages to the body. 3. Stains in the body
  21. 21. . Inquest by Executive Magistrate 5. 2- Damages to the body. Length, breadth and depth of the injury should be noted. 1.Abrasions- urachil 2.Contusions- thinarpu/karuvalippu. 3. Incised wound- vadival murivu. 4. Lacerated wound–hammer murivu. 5. Penetrating wound.
  22. 22. . Inquest by Executive Magistrate 5. 3 Body stains. 1. Stains in the body should be noted. 2.Vaginal swab/smear to be sent for chemical examination. (Usually doctors only take viscera.) 3.Nail clippings also may be taken. 4.Cellophane tape test. 5.Ligature.
  23. 23. . INQUEST REPORT. Report of investigation under section 174 of Cr P C on the body of a person found dead at …………Place………….on…date………. 27 Questions. Qns 20 to 26 are applicable to Railway Police.
  24. 24. . Questions. 1. Name of persons composing the panchayaths if any- Note- Minimum 2 persons. (witnesses.)
  25. 25. . Questions. 2. Deceaseds Name Sex Age Calling Fathers name Residence.
  26. 26. . Questions. 3. By whom first found dead? When & Where.
  27. 27. . Questions. 3. Height Colour & Discriptive marks.
  28. 28. . Questions. 4. By whom last seen alive…? Where and when and in whose company…? Whether he carried any valuable property with him…?
  29. 29. . Questions. 5. Height Colour & Discriptive marks.
  30. 30. . Questions. 6. Married or Single….?
  31. 31. . Questions. 7. State the corpse….? Its posture, Exact state of the limbs, eyes, mouth etc. Wounds…. List of properties found……
  32. 32. . Questions. 8. Minute description of exact spot of the corpse was found. If in water, depth thereof
  33. 33. . Questions. 8. If the body is in a well….. 1.If the well is pblic or private property…whom does it belong.? 2.Is it near public road or path way..? 3Has it parapet wall and float.
  34. 34. . Questions. 9. By what relative body is recognised…? Their statement shortly given. 2 persons.
  35. 35. . Questions. 10. Abstract of evidence of other 2 persons…? Their statement shortly given.
  36. 36. . Questions. 11. Apparent cause of death…? As evident from statements.
  37. 37. . Questions. 12. If by violence apparently by what weapon…? If any person suspected…who did… why…? Was deceased insured…?
  38. 38. . Questions. 13. If corpse is not sent for medical examination…..why..?
  39. 39. . Questions. 14..If corpse is sent, for what purose and whose order by which order number and the number of constables who went with it…?
  40. 40. . Questions. 15. By whose order corpse was buried or burnt,,,? (Pretham post mortem parisodhanakku ayakkunnundu)
  41. 41. . Questions. 16. Opinion of the panchayath dars as the cause and manner of death…..?
  42. 42. . Questions. 17. signature of the panchayathdars as concur with the opinion…..?
  43. 43. . Questions. 18. Signature of the SHO …..?
  44. 44. . Questions. 19. If name and address of the deceased is unknown, state what steps have been taken to ascertain the same and secure id notification……..? Have finger print of the deceased taken and sent to finger print bureau.
  45. 45. . Questions. 20. Was the body warm or cold when first found……?
  46. 46. . Questions. 27. Duration of investigation. 90 minutes. Investigation commenced at…….. Investigation closed at………………..
  47. 47. . Post mortem It is very risky to recommend exemption of post mortem. Insurance benefit will not get without post mortem report. There are cases in which Govt ordered to avoid post mortem.
  48. 48. . Post mortem Inquest has been completed and the corpse is sent for postmortem, Civil Police officer No KP-342 is here by authorised to sent the body for post mortem and to obtain certificate of postmortem, After the PM the CPO is also authorised to hand over the body to relatives for burial.
  49. 49. . Post mortem Un identified bodies Should be kept in the mortuary for 3 days after Post Mortem.
  50. 50. .INQUEST Minimum 3 copies have to be prepared. 1- to the court in original. With ornament/dresses/other objects. With form 151 A. 2- to the CD file. 3- To the DCRB 4- To be kept with the EM.
  51. 51. . • T.J Joseph. • Adhikarathil. • S H Mount. • Kottayam.

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