There used to be a time when people thought that it was safe to inject air into some one and escape undetected.
Pathologists have devised a way find out that it was murder.
The Doctors could not initially could not determine the cause of Death.
But on persistent demand of the relatives suspecting Foul play, detailed Autopsy revealed that it was an a case of overdose of Insulin.
The Victim’s husband is A Doctor.
Be it for health, be careful about injection.
Safe and preferable to have the injection by yourself and it is not diffident _Check Batch number and expiry date of the Insulin.
Some incidents set precedents in crime investigations and death of Ritu Kapoor, the 32-year-old pregnant woman who died of hypoglycaemia (insulin overdose) in May 2012 is one such instance for the state. Kapoor’s death is the first documented murder by insulin in UP. Experts say that in the country about 16 documented insulin homicide incidents have been reported. Death due to hypoglycaemia is a rare event and the level of glucose that was present in deceased’s body at the time of death can be termed as rarest of the rare case.
The medical examination report in the said case is seen as a landmark work achieved by the KGMU’s pathology department as well as state’s forensic science department. A research paper will be prepared to help experts deal with such incidents in coming years.
“Kapoor’s mysterious death will be now documented as part of the study and reference material for our experts. On February 28, a seminar is being organised to discuss the case, where senior police officials and medico legal experts across the state will be invited,” said Dr SB Upadhyay, director of the state’s forensic science laboratory.
Moreover, another expert Dr G Khan, MD forensic medicine and toxicology recounts that Ritu’s is UP’s first and country’s 17th such incident. “I keep following the subject closely and can say that only a handful of insulin homicide cases have been reported in the country,” he said.
Going back into the details of the case, on May 23, 2012, Ritu, who was 10-week pregnant, was rushed to Krishna Medical Centre when her blood sugar level dropped. The doctors administered treatment and hours later, her condition improved. However on early morning next day Ritu’s husband, a practicing physician Dr Avadh Kapoor raised an alarm as soon as he woke up. Ritu’s body had turned cold. The doctors examined the body and pronounced her dead.
On insistence of Ritu’s relatives, post-mortem examination was carried out and deceased’s viscera as well as blood samples were preserved. The family who was already alleging foul play into the incident then approached senior authorities to set up an expert panel of doctors and investigate the matter.
A blood examination report was conducted by KGMU’s department of pathology on September 4, 2012. It was the serum insulin report that corroborated foul play in the incident. The blood sample collected from cardiac cavity showed larger value of insulin than the highest standards. While normally the insulin level ranges within 25 uIU/ml, deceased’s bloodstream had 285.10 uIU/ml of insulin at the time of death. According to deceased’s relatives, Ritu was not diabetic and was never induced insulin before she was admitted to the hospital. The forensics reports too noted subsequently that only intravenous infusion (external infusion) can lead to such extraordinarily high insulin levels and deceased’s husband was booked under IPC section 302 (murder charges).
This week, serious hackers are gathering in Las Vegas to attend Def Con 19, which follows closely on the heels of the Black Hat Technical Security Training and Briefings
A health tech-related demonstration with chilling implications that could have leapt right off the pages of a medical mystery thriller took place yesterday at the Black Hat event.
Imagine the following scenario: a Type I diabetic dies suddenly from an insulin overdose. Authorities assume that the pump was improperly programmed by the user, or that it malfunctioned. As the plot thickens and unfurls, it’s discovered that a hacker hit man with a vendetta against the patient, or the pump manufacturer (or both) wirelessly hacked the device to deliver a lethal dose of insulin while sitting innocuously across the coffee shop from his unsuspecting victim, sipping a latte.