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Role of Forensic Science in cases of Acid Attacks

Author Affiliations

  • 1Symbiosis Law School, Pune, MS, India
  • 2Punjab Institute of Medical Science, Jalandhar, Punjab, India

Res. J. Forensic Sci., Volume 11, Issue (1), Pages 12-17, January,29 (2023)


Acid Attack (Vitriolage) is a heinous crime which rising with a considerable number in India, which makes it important topic to be studied in a multi-disciplinary manner. The Author in this paper focuses and try to discuss the area of forensic science and its role in case of acid attack. The first segment of this paper focuses on the role of Forensic medicine in indicating the nature of acid used in acid attacks. The Author studies the effects of such attacks, prescribed treatment and the symptoms which can be used by the medical experts in this section of the paper. Further, the paper also deals with the analysis and role of an investigating agency concerning toxicology in cases of attacks. This section deals with investigation techniques which can be used to find the perpetrator. Ultimately, the paper deals with the legal aspect of acid attacks by analysing the legislations and the judicial precedents and deals with lacunas in the policies of the government.


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