CHANGING PATTERN OF FABRICATED INJURIES IN LARKANA REGION

Zawar Hussain Khichi, Muhammad Humayun, Kanwal Kumar N Prithiani, Qazi Muhammad Akbar, Ghulam Qadir Kaheri

Abstract


Background: Man has been egotist by nature and from Ancient time man has been endeavouring to
bring under power other human beings. With the passage of time and growth of civilization this trend
has been increased. Now there are more dangerous ways of violence and torture in use for twisting and
turning people around. Inflection of fabricated injuries is one of the ways for fulfilment of his lust.
Incidence of fabricated injuries is related with crime rate in any society, and this practice is carried out
through out the world. Fabricated Injury is a major problem which forensic expert/causality medical
officer face during their duty. Very little literature is available regarding study of fabricated injuries and
no authentic criteria has so for been developed for labelling an injury as fabricated one. Methodology:
The present study is about 130 challenged medico-legal cases in Larkana Division which were studied
in special medical board held in the Department of Urology Chandka Medical College Larkana. Out of
130 cases 50 were proved to be fabricated. Results: The total number of challenged cases was 130, out
of these 50 (38.46%) cases were of fabricated injuries. Out of 50 fabricated cases, 46 (92%) were males
and 4 (8%) were female, thus the male to female ratio was approximately 11:1. Maximum cases (25)
were from Larkana District, 15 cases were from Shikarpur and 10 cases from Jacobabad. The majority
of fabricated injuries from Larkana District were nose injuries as out of 25 fabricated injuries from
Larkana district 10 were nasal injuries, while from district Jacobabad and Shikarpur there was no nasal
fabricated injury. Conclusion: Most of the fabricated injuries are caused on accessible part of the body
like arms, legs, abdomen, chest etc. The pattern of fabricated injuries is changing in Larkana District as
out of 25 fabricated injuries in this district 10 were nasal injuries while in District Jacobabad and
Shikarpur there was no nasal fabricated injury.
Keywords: Ancient, Fabricated, Injuries, Torture, Endeavouring, Authentic, Egotist

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