Singeing, Blackening and tattooing are seen when the distance of the muzzle from the body is?
A) In contact
B) At a distance of 6” (6 inches)
C) At a distance of 2’ ( 2 feet)
D) At a distance of 4 yards
Correct answer : B) At a distance of 6” (6 inches)
Within a distance of about 30 cm, tissues surrounding the wound are singed by flame, blackened by smoke and tattooed by unburnt or partially burnt powder granules. (Ref : Essentials of forensic medicine and toxicology, by Dr. KS Narayan Reddy, 26th edition, p187)