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NISHANTH KUMAR DS   20 October 2020

RTI in getting FIR and Post mortem report

How can I get FIR COPY and Post mortem report of my late brother who passed away on 6th of August 2020 committing suicide. Now, I require FIR and Post mortem report to get his death certificate in city corporation. Will RTI help in this regard?


 6 Replies

Dr J C Vashista (Advocate)     21 October 2020

Yes, it can be obtained through an application under section 6 of the Right to Information Act, 2005.

It would be better to consult a local prudent lawyer for appreciation of facts/ documents, professional guidance and necessary action.

Vijyant Nigam (09807349001) (Advocate)     21 October 2020

the concerned police circle office where the FIR was lodged will provide you the said copies subject to if you applied to lodge the FIR.
Or only PM report can be furnished to you

G.L.N. Prasad (Retired employee.)     21 October 2020

I am not aware that the FIR and PM Report is required for Death Certificate when it is a suicide.

All FIRs must be uploaded in website.  You can file RTI Application seeking certified copies of FIR and also post mortem report.   Apply to Hospital also.   

P. Venu (Advocate)     21 October 2020

Yes, the said documents could be sought under RTI. But, to my knowledge, it could be incorrect understanding that those documents are prerequisite in obtaining death certificate. Please verify.

Even otherwise, the certificate could be accessed through the website as well.

G.L.N. Prasad (Retired employee.)     21 October 2020

There is a column for Reason for death, which has to be recorded.  Normally authorities write the reason as stated by applicants but in MLC case they insist for such reason through the document (Claim for insurance in case of suicide etc.,or suicide converted as natural death for claiming insurance etc)

Suri.Sravan Kumar (senior)     28 October 2020

since your brother committed suicide and died, you can get the copies of FIR and PM report from the concerned police station. 

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