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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Police Commissioner Tyrone Griffith says investigations into the 'unnatural death' of British national Natalie Crichlow are containing but dismissed suggestions that she died at the hands of an intruder when she was seriously burnt during a fire that broke out on July 28 at the home of her brother Ashton Clarke, whom she had been visiting.
"A case was registered under section 174 (police to inquire and report on suicide or unnatural death) of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) and the efforts to locate the body is underway," the Telangana police said.
Rangamati Kotwali Police Station Officer-in-Charge Zahidul Haque Rani told media that an Unnatural Death case will be filed with the police station in this connection.
He said: "The autopsy found Mr Collins was poisoned which is an unnatural death." The autopsy report revealed: "It was due to acute poisoning called Temik, a carbamate compound found in many hardware flee market shops, most commonly used for killing pests.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana, said the command received information of the sudden and unnatural death of a Ghanaian artisan, popularly called Pabobo, on June 1 around 4.45pm.
The police have registered a case of unnatural death. No suicide note was recovered from the 21-year-old.
A case of unnatural death case has been registered," Amit Javalgi, deputy commissioner of police, said according to local daily the (https://indianexpress.com/article/cities/kolkata/decomposed-body-of-woman-found-son-says-she-died-6-days-ago-5508460/) Indian Express.
In this study the authors would like to find out the prevalence of unnatural death, its type and pattern among adolescence and Social-demographic profile of the adolescent population leading to unnatural death.
Senior coroner Penelope Schofield said: "I am satisfied this was an unnatural death and the matter needs to proceed to inquest."
Meanwhile, the police are going ahead with their probe and have registered it as a case of unnatural death. They have taken statements from a few convent employees.
"This is clearly an unnatural death and the circumstances will require an inquest which I now open."
Police said on Monday they are investigating unnatural death in connection with a labour accident earlier in the month when a 25-year-old woman was killed after shelves fell on her in a storeroom at her workplace in Nicosia.