Mangaluru: Workshop on 'Techniques in Crime scene investigation' held at Roshni Nilaya

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Mangaluru, Aug 1: In fond memory of late Dr B Ashoka, former head of the department of Criminology and Forensic Science (1979-2016), the department of Criminology and Forensic Science, School of Social Work, Roshni Nilaya, here in collaboration with Trinity Forensic Investigation & Analysis, here, organized a workshop on 'Techniques in Crime scene investigation on July 29 at Maria Paiva Hall of the college.

Dr Mahabalesh Shetty, professor and head of the department of Forensic Medicine, KSHEMA, Deralakatte Mangaluru was the resource person. Keen observation of scientific evidence found in the crime scene would reveal several clues to identify the culprit and to reconstruct the crime scene effectively he said. He also stated that this would be possible only if the crime scene is protected by barricading to be examined by the forensic experts.

The chief guest Kodandaram, assistant commissioner of police, south division, Mangaluru city police commissionerate addressed the gathering on the importance of crime scene investigation and the role of forensic expert in criminal investigation. Dr Olinda Pereira, director of the Vishwas Trust and founder principal of the college was the guest of honour. She shared her experience on working with Dr B Ashoka, a simple person with great knowledge who had good relationship with the police fraternity.

Dr Uday Kumar K, professor of Forensic Medicine and Medical Superintendent, Fr Muller Medical College, Mangaluru stressed on the need of teamwork between doctors of Forensic Medicine, Criminology and Forensic Science experts to investigate a crime scene more effectively. Juliet C J, principal of the college expressed that the criminology department grew well under the guidance of Dr Ashoka who also had close contact with police and who used to organise several collaborative programmes to educate the public. Usha Askoka, Dr Jenis Mary, vice-principal, Prof Vineetha Rai, controller of examiner, faculty and students of the college, alumni, staff and students of BSc Forensic Science and Criminology of Srinivas College were present on the occasion.

Dr Saritha D’Souza, head of the department of Criminology and Forensic Science gave an introductory note on the purpose of organizing this workshop. Devaseelan S, managing director of the Trinity Forensic Investigation and Analysis, Mangaluru, gave a brief note on the service provided by his detective agency. Balajinarayan, asst professor presented a brief report about the college and the extensive activities of the department.

Thereafter, there was signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the college and Trinity Forensic Investigation and Analysis.

Amitesh Shetty, asst professor of the department welcomed the gathering. Vajagathali delivered the vote of thanks and Suhas Ragavendra compered the event.


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  • Lenet Gonsalves, Mangalore

    Fri, Aug 02 2019

    Thank you Dr Saritha D'Souza for organizing the workshop on 'Techniques in crime investigation' in memory of late Dr Ashoka and for inviting me to be a part of the workshop.

    Indeed Dr Ashoka, a true inspiration and a great man of virtues, simplicity and an expert in questionned documents and fingerprint, and the foundation stone of criminology and forensic science in mangalore.

    I feel elated to be called sir's student and cherish the wonderful memories and the time spent with sir.

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