Murder – Suicide: Remorse or Stress

Rastogi, Prateek (2014) Murder – Suicide: Remorse or Stress. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology, 7 (4). pp. 157-160.

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Murder–suicide is a severe form of interpersonal violence. It is an act in which an individual kills one or more other persons before, or at the same time as, killing oneself. The combination of murder and suicide can include: Driving a car with passengers off a bridge or intentional dashing; suicide bombing; Suicide after murder to escape punishment; Suicide after murder as a form of self-punishment; Joint suicide in the form of killing the other and oneself with consent; Murder before suicide with the intent of preventing future pain and suffering of others including family members and oneself, such as a parent killing their children before ending their own life; Murder followed by suicide by a mentally unstable person. We encountered a case in which a middle aged male administered poison to his wife and young daughter before committing suicide by hanging. History shows that the perpetrator, a businessman was under financial burden. He was unable to repay his loans and was under continuous threats and calls from his financers. His inability to repay the money, threat to future of his family and humiliation directed him towards this extreme step. This paper emphasizes on aspects and outcomes of mental stress. Acknowledgement: Dept. of Forensic Medicine, KMC Mangalore

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Murder-Suicide; Financial Stress; Mental Stress.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Forensic Medicine
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2015 07:36
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2015 07:36

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