Exhumation

EXHUMATION

Q. 1

In all of the following conditions exhumation is usually done, EXCEPT:

 A

Suicide

 B

Homicide

 C

Death as a result of criminal abortion

 D

Death due to criminal negligence

Q. 1

In all of the following conditions exhumation is usually done, EXCEPT:

 A

Suicide

 B

Homicide

 C

Death as a result of criminal abortion

 D

Death due to criminal negligence

Ans. A

Explanation:

Exhumation is the digging out of an already buried body from the grave.
 
Autopsies are performed on exhumed bodies:
  • 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.
Ref: The Essentials of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology by K S Narayan Reddy, 27th edition, Page 118.

Q. 2

For exhumation the order should be passed by :

 A

Chief judicial magistrate

 B

Executive magistrate

 C

Police officer

 D

Session judge

Q. 2

For exhumation the order should be passed by :

 A

Chief judicial magistrate

 B

Executive magistrate

 C

Police officer

 D

Session judge

Ans. B

Explanation:

B i.e. Executive magistrate


Q. 3

Exhumation is done in which age group:

FMGE 10

 A

18 years

 B

16 years

 C

21 years

 D

All ages

Q. 3

Exhumation is done in which age group:

FMGE 10

 A

18 years

 B

16 years

 C

21 years

 D

All ages

Ans. D

Explanation:

Ans. All ages


Q. 4

An order for exhumation can be given by:

Maharashtra 08

 A

District collector

 B

Additional district magistrate

 C

Sub-collector

 D

Any of the above

Q. 4

An order for exhumation can be given by:

Maharashtra 08

 A

District collector

 B

Additional district magistrate

 C

Sub-collector

 D

Any of the above

Ans. D

Explanation:

Ans. Any of the above


Q. 5

In India exhumation is ordered by ‑

 A

Magistrate

 B

Health Secretory

 C

Health Minister

 D

Any local MLA

Q. 5

In India exhumation is ordered by ‑

 A

Magistrate

 B

Health Secretory

 C

Health Minister

 D

Any local MLA

Ans. A

Explanation:

Ans. is ‘a’ i.e., Magistrate

Exhumation

  • Exhumation is lawful digging out of a burried body from the grave for the purpose of identification or determination of cause of death.
  • Only a magistrate (executive magistrate) can order for exhumation.
  • In india, there is no time limit for exhumation, i.e. can be done at any time after death.
  • It is done under supervision of medical officer and Magistrate in presence of a police officer who provides witnesses to identify grave, coffin and dead body, whenever possible, Magistrate should inform the relatives and allow them not to remain present at the time of enquiry.
  • The whole procedure should be conducted and completed in natural day light.
  • Therefore, it is usually started early in morning.

Q. 6

Time limit of exhumation in India is –

 A

One month

 B

One year

 C

Ten years

 D

No limit

Q. 6

Time limit of exhumation in India is –

 A

One month

 B

One year

 C

Ten years

 D

No limit

Ans. D

Explanation:

Ans. is ‘d’ i.e., No limit

Exumation

  • It is lawful digging out of a buried body from the grave for the purpose of identification or determination of cause of death.
  • Only a magistrate (executive magistrate) can order for exhumation.
  • In india, there is no time limit for exhumation, i.e. can be done at any time after death.
  • It is done under supervision of medical officer and Magistrate in presence of a police officer who provides witnesses to identify grave, coffin and dead body, whenever possible, Magistrate should inform the relatives and allow them not to remain present at the time of enquiry.
  • The whole procedure should be conducted and completed in natural day light. Therefore, it is usually started early in morning.

Q. 7

Ideal time to start exhumation ‑

 A

Mid night

 B

Late evening

 C

Afternoon in proper light

 D

Early morning

Q. 7

Ideal time to start exhumation ‑

 A

Mid night

 B

Late evening

 C

Afternoon in proper light

 D

Early morning

Ans. D

Explanation:

Ans. is ‘d’ i.e., Early morning

Exumation

  • Exumation is lawful digging out of a burried body from the grave for the purpose of identification or determination of cause of death.
  • Only a magistrate (executive magistrate) can order for exhumation.
  • In india, there is no time limit for exhumation, i.e. can be done at any time after death.
  • It is done under supervision of medical officer and Magistrate in presence of a police officer who provides witnesses to identify grave, coffin and dead body, whenever possible, Magistrate should inform the relatives and allow them not to remain present at the time of enquiry.
  • The whole procedure should be conducted and completed in natural day light.
  • Therefore, it is usually started early in morning.


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