Inquest into suicide or death

An inquest into Suicide or death leading to a suspicion of an offence is ordinarily conducted by:

A.) Officer in Charge

B.) Judicial Magistrate

C.) Executive Magistrate

D.) IInd Class Magistrate

Answer: [C] Executive Magistrate

Explanation: Section 174 in The Code Of Criminal Procedure, 1973. Police to enquire and report on suicide, etc.

(1) When the officer in charge of a police station or some other police officer specially empowered by the State Government in that behalf receives information that a person has committed suicide, or has been killed by another or by an animal or by machinery or by an accident, or has died under circumstances raising a reasonable suspicion that some other person has committed an offence, he shall immediately give intimation thereof to the nearest Executive Magistrate.

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