Malé, Maldives – The Government of Maldives, on Tuesday, gazetted the Procedure regarding conducting postmortem for death investigations (R-89/2022) authorizing the police to perform postmortem.
The regulation created under the Criminal Procedure Code (Act No. 12/2016) outlines the procedure to follow regarding postmortems in suspicious deaths.
Police are may authorize postmortems during six scenarios including loss of life due to,
- suspected murder
- natural disasters
- unnatural causes
Postmortem must be conducted at a center licensed by the relevant authorities, in the Maldives and in foreign countries.