Diatom Test: What is the diatom test done in Mansukh Hiren death case?

A diatom test, conducted in the case of Mansukh Hiren death case, is done to ascertain if a person died by drowning by checking diatoms, the photosynthesising algae found in aquatic environment.

The diatoms are carried to various organs through blood circulation if a person is alive when he enters water. If a person is dead when thrown in water, there’s no circulation

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