Oru Police Surgeonte Ormakkurippukal is the autobiography of Dr Umadathan, who had served in various Government positions including that of the Head of Department and Principal at different Government medical colleges, Medico-Legal Expert and consultant for Kerala Police, and as the Director of Medical Education of Kerala state. He also served as the Medico-Legal consultant of the Libyan Government for a brief period during the 1980s.
In his memoirs, Dr Umadathan narrates the various criminal investigations he had participated in, in most of which his forensic analysis, scientific observations and intuition had lead to key breakthroughs. The Sukumarakkuruppu case, Panoor Soman murder case and Polakkulam case are among a few that are described in detail in this book. For people who like reading detective fiction, the cases described in the book can make a very intriguing reading, and the deduction procedures by the investigation teams in these cases are really very impressive.