Face off and alcohol consumption – A case series.

Atreya, Alok and Acharya , Jenash and Kanchan, Tanuj (2015) Face off and alcohol consumption – A case series. Anil Aggrawal's Internet Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, 16 (1). pp. 1-11.

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Abstract

During sudden altercations, the more easily available and accessible weapons are frequently used to assault; head and face being the vulnerable parts in such fatal attacks. These incidents are mostly unplanned, and occur in a fit of rage, alcohol often being a contributory factor. The present case series highlights the unique facial injuries caused following arguments during alcohol consumption, and using easily accessible weapons in the surrounding. Gorkha Khukuri knife used as a weapon of offence in the first case is a utility knife used by Nepalese population. Fish hook used as a weapon of offence in the second case in fact is a very uncommonly used weapon in cases of assaults.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Assault; Alcohol; Crimes; Facial injuries
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Forensic Medicine
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2015 07:23
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2015 07:23
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/141506

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