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androw1951   28 May 2015

Is post mortem report admissible in court india ?


In sucide or murdered case, does PM report plays an important role? is post mortem report admissible in court india as an evidence? 


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bsrao   28 May 2015

P.M. report alone is not substantive evidence. For it to be admitted as evidence, it need to be corraborated by examination of the MO (doctor) who conducted the autopsy.

androw1951   29 May 2015

 hi, thaank you very much for this reply, is it means the doctor should give his opnion (statement) regarding the PM report  before any Magistrate?

Sudhir Kumar, Advocate (Advocate)     07 May 2016

doctor will be one of the witnesses.

Pawan S (Advocate)     10 May 2016

The post-mortem report by itself proves nothing as it is not a substantive piece of evidence.

The Post-Mortem report can be used only to corroborate the evidence of the doctor in Court under Section 157 or for refreshing his memory under Section 159 of the Evidence Act or for contradicting his evidence in Court under Section 145 of the Evidence Act.

abhinav   08 March 2019

Is there any Supreme Court authority/case on the same ? 

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