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Forensic characterization of soil from different areas of India and Bhutan

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Forensic Science, School of Bio-Engineering and Biosciences, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab, India
  • 2Department of Forensic Science, School of Bio-Engineering and Biosciences, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab, India
  • 3Department of Forensic Science, School of Bio-Engineering and Biosciences, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab, India
  • 4Department of Forensic Science, School of Bio-Engineering and Biosciences, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab, India
  • 5Department of Forensic Science, School of Bio-Engineering and Biosciences, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab, India
  • 6Department of Forensic Science, School of Bio-Engineering and Biosciences, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab, India

Res. J. Forensic Sci., Volume 8, Issue (1), Pages 1-11, January,29 (2020)

Abstract

Soil is considered as one of important forensic evidence as it differs from region to region. The differences in the soil can be in terms of physical appearance such as color, texture, size of soil particle, the pH, density of soil and many more. Also the soil of a particular location has unique characters because of the vegetation of that area, used pesticides and even the soil on road sides can also varies due to presence of pollutants, blood and many others things because of road accidents and it serves as corroborative evidence is various cases specially to link primary crime scene with secondary crime scene. In present study, a research has been conducted to check the range of variations in the soil collected from different areas of India and Bhutan by physical examination, pH analysis and density gradient method.

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