Services - Forensic Medicine

The department of Forensic medicine and Toxicology is involved in Medicolegal work to aid in the administration of justice, wherein criminal and civil cases are referred by law enforcement agencies such as the police, magistrate or any other concerned authorities. We also provide clinical Forensic medicine services to patients treated here, where the medicolegal aspects of patient care are taken care of.

The department has an Analytical Toxicology Laboratory to provide services for detection and diagnosis of common household and agricultural poisons in patients with poisoning. The objectives of the laboratory is to aid in detection of common substances of poisoning from the body fluids of the patient and enable the treating doctor in identifying the exact poison to enable specific targeted treatment.

The common services provided by our department are:


Medico Legal Post mortems
Cold storage facility.
Dead body dressing


Examination of accused in a case of sexual / physical assault
Issuing wound certificates
Issuing alcohol certificates
Medicolegal age estimation
Weapon examination
Providing expert opinion


Screening for commonly used pesticides and household poisons Cannabis testing in Medicolegal cases

Medico Legal Post mortemare done on Mondays to Saturdays between 9:00 am to 4: 00 PM, and on Sundays & Government holidays between 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

For any queries, contact: 080-22055121/ 080-22055122 (24 X 7)

For any queries,regardingMedico Legal Post mortem and Toxicology testscontact - Tel: 080-49466350 / 080-49466354 / 080-49466355/ 080-22065121/080-22065122. Email: (Office working Hours: 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM on MONDAY to FRIDAY, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM on SATURDAY)

For any queries, regardingEmbalming / Dead body dressing / Voluntary dead body donation, contact080-49466331.Email:

Documents required for above services:

1. Post Mortem: Requisition from the concerned Police

2. Cold storage Facility:

a) Medical cause of Death Certificate

b) Government ID proof of the immediate family member/relative

3. Embalming:

a) Medical cause of Death Certificate

b) Government ID proof of the immediate family member/relative

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