Journal of
Clinical Pathology and Forensic Medicine

  • Abbreviation: J. Clin. Pathol. Forensic Med.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2405
  • DOI: 10.5897/JCPFM
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 29

Case Report

Delivery and death on railway track: A case report

N. T. Satish1*, Anitha S2, S. Harish1 and Girish Chandra1
1Department of Forensic Medicine, M S Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore, Karnataka, India. 2Department of Forensic Medicine, Adichunchunagiri Medical College, BG Nagar, Mandya, India.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 03 July 2013
  •  Published: 31 August 2013


Injuries and deaths due to accidents are inescapable in the modern way of living. The accidental deaths are mostly due to the road traffic, but the deaths due to railway fatalities are also not negligible, especially in the areas where railway traffic is high. Southern railways are major mode of transportation of the passengers and goods; consequently, the incidences of railway fatalities and mishaps are also high in South India. Most of the reported cases of railway deaths led to the conclusion that either the victim was directly hit by the train or died due to some other reason, but the body was recovered in the vicinity of the railway platforms. Here, we are discussing the injuries in a young pregnant woman in a train and pedestrian accident, where the injury to the abdomen resulted into the expulsion of preterm fetus and death of pregnant woman.


Key words: Railway accident, death, delivery, autopsy.