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Adhikari R.,Lok Nayak Jayprakash Narayan National Institute Of Criminology And Forensic Science | Kushwaha K.P.S.,Lok Nayak Jayprakash Narayan National Institute Of Criminology And Forensic Science | Goswami P.,Gauhati University
Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology | Year: 2014

Hair is one of the most frequently found evidences in violent crimes where constant struggle is found as in the cases of murder, kidnapping, sexual assault etc. Forensic Science is solely dependent on the physical evidences found at the scene of crime. With the help of the intact root in the hair sample, DNA can be extracted from the sample which would help to trace the culprit and link him/ her with the crime. So, one cannot neglect the importance of hair root in the field of forensic science. One may find either telogen (shed) hair or anagen (pulled) hair in the crime scene. The pulled hair may have intact root and at times root with tissues. These hairs may either be on the clothes of the victim or the crime scene. So, we can say that if the investigation agencies collect these samples properly and examine it properly, it will be possible to link the culprit with the crime scene and the victim. © 2014, Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology. All rights reserved. Source

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