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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 41-43

A bitemark on ear


Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, H.P. Govt. Dental College Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Neeta Sharma
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, H.P. Govt. Dental College Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/sjfms.sjfms_15_18

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Bitemarks are the tool marks left by the action of teeth and other oral structure during biting of the objects and people. Bitemarks can occur on both victims and the assailants. It has an important role in the identification of suspect, especially in cases of interpersonal fights, sexual assault, and child abuse. The key for successful bitemark analysis is the proper and timely collection of bitemark evidence following the standardized guidelines as bitemarks heal and fade with time. The consequence of improper forensic dental evidence collection leads to miscarriage of justice. Here, we present and discuss a case where medical intervention before collection of the bitemark evidence on the ear resulted in the failure of delivery of appropriate bitemark analysis and justice to the victim.


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