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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Although the exact cause of death could not be known but I can say that the woman died an unnatural death and was sexually assaulted,' the doctor added.
According to the report issued Tuesday, revealed the cause of death heart attack , not an unnatural death.
In a statement, the PPP chairman expressed concern over the media reports about his disappearance and unnatural death of Prof Hassan Zafar Arif and asked Home Minister to inquire into these reports.
In a statement, PPP Chairman expressed concern over the media reports about his disappearance and unnatural death of Prof Hassan Zafar Arif and asked Home Minister to inquire into these reports.
Around 1 km to 10 km 'surveillance zone' is under intensive watch and there is no report of any unnatural death of poultry birds in this zone, a statement said.
We are waiting for the police clearance and death certificate as their investigations into the unnatural death are progressing.
Once the inquest into an unnatural death is complete, the civil registration system does not provide a mechanism for Stats SA to update the manner of death.
All were pre- trial verdict inmates, like Ram Singh, who had become the 21st inmate to die an unnatural death.
It was to be made public in the event of his unnatural death.
The DIG on March 5, 2016, wrote to the SP that after scrutinizing all the documents and evidences, it was very much clear that Nazir Lone died an unnatural death and the cognizance into this matter had not been taken by the police.
Mr Gittins said: "As this appears to be an unnatural death it is not my intention to set a date for the hearing as criminal investigations are ongoing.
26 Total 239 100 Table 7: Types of unnatural death irrespective of the manner of death Unnatural death Number of cases % Head injury 649 38.