unnatural death


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A death caused by external causes—e.g., injury or poisoning—which includes death due to intentional injury, such as homicide or suicide, and death caused by unintentional injury in an accidental manner

unnatural death

Forensic medicine A death that is '…caused by external causes–injury or poisoning… which includes death… due to intentional injury such as homicide or suicide, and death caused by unintentional injury in an accidental manner.' See Depraved heart murder, Murder. Cf Natural death.
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The Ministry would pay compensation to heirs of a total of 185 Hujjaj, who died either natural or unnatural death during Hajj 2015.
For unnatural death, the repatriation of the remains will take place once the police/prosecution gives the green signal," he said.
Normally, the bodies of those who die of natural causes take about a week to 10 days to be transported to India, while in the case of unnatural death, like accident or crime, the bodies get stuck for weeks as the police case or post-mortem examination is pending.
Swamy claimed that autopsy suggested sudden and unnatural death.
Ash Govind, from iGene, said: "This is more than just a technological innovation, it represents a tremendous compassionate step forward in establishing the cause of an unnatural death.
An inquest found that she had suffered an unnatural death, implying medical negligence.
Dr Steve Ferryman said: "There's no reason to suspect an unnatural death - the cause of death has not been established though.
In cases of unnatural death, bodies are kept in the mortuary till police clearance is obtained.
Burial rituals aimed at keeping the dead firmly in the ground were performed on anyone who died an unnatural death or lived a lawless life.
How tragic to think that these babies suffer pain, a cruel and unnatural death, for simply being unwanted while they're in the womb," said incoming state Sen.
Unless we die an unnatural death, we will go through a natural dying process.