State govt to provide security to all the forensic medicine experts-Bhullar
KS Diwan/ royalpatiala.in/ Chandigarh
Forensic Medicine and Medico Legal Experts in the state of Punjab have strongly condemned the brutal murder of Food and Drug Administration official Neha Shoree. In a press release, Dr DS Bhullar, President Punjab Academy of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, a state body of forensic medicine experts and medico legal consultant doctors, has urged the Punjab Police to speed up the probe in the murder case to ascertain the motive behind this killing.
We also demand from the state government to provide security to all the forensic medicine experts working in the state as we are dealing with criminal cases like postmortem examination of murder cases and giving expert evidence in the law courts. The forensic experts are involved in medicolegal examination of cases of assault, sexual violence, drunken examination and all types of criminal cases brought for examination but the Governments of the day have never given a serious thought on threat perception of the forensic experts.
Even during elections, we are forced to deposit our personal weapons under election code without application of mind that we are more prone to criminal threats during such times when the criminals can take advantage to harm.
We urge the state home department to examine threat perception to the forensic medicine experts and their places of working and provide adequate security before any mishap can occur like in the killing of the FDA official and at the same advise the doctors dealing with medicolegal cases to be on the alert in future.