Diatom

This laboratory deals with the cases of drowning deaths to establish whether the drowning was antemortem or postmortem as the presence of diatom in the bone marrow of the long bones of the deceased indicates antemortem drowning. The diatom is an algae which is present in the water. Even in many cases we have analysed the diatom to establish the spot of incidence or rape.

Nearly 650 cases are being analysed every year.

This laboratory looks after the entomological analysis of the cases of entire Madhya Pradesh.