In all of the following conditions,Autopsy examination of a body by a digging out procedure as shown in the picture below is usually done, EXCEPT ?
Suicide proved case.
Death as a result of criminal abortion.
Death due to criminal negligence.
Exhumation is the digging out of an already buried body from the grave.
Autopsies are performed on exhumed bodies:
- Exhumation involve any criminal or civil issue. (Examples may be legion but to name a few: suspected homicide disguised as suicide or other types of suspicious deaths that have been posed as natural ones but later on debated to carry some criminal element, liability for professional negligence, acciden-tal death claims and survivorship and inheritance claims, etc.
- In criminal cases, such as homicide, suspected homicide disguised as suicide or other types of death, suspicious poisoning, death as a result of criminal abortion and criminal negligence.
- In civil cases, such as accidental death claim, insurance, workmen’s compensation claim, liability for professional negligence, survivorship and inheritance claims or disputed identity.