An unusual case of self-strangulation by ligature

Badiadka, Kishor Kumar and Kanchan, Tanuj and D’Souza, Deepak Herald and *, Kiran Subhash and *, Shirley Vasu (2012) An unusual case of self-strangulation by ligature. Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine , 19. pp. 434-436.

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Abstract

Self-strangulation is an uncommon method of suicide. We report an unusual case of self-strangulationwhere the body was found in an open area with a ligature around neck and another around the feet.The case was initially taken up as homicide. The manner was determined as suicide later based ondetailed investigations. The deceased had used two ligatures tied to heavy stones, one secured aroundthe feet and the other around the neck to strangulate him. The case is reported for its rarity and theunusual method adopted by the victim to commit suicide by self-strangulation in an open area. In caseswhere it is difficult to reach a definitive conclusion as to manner of death, it is of utmost importance thata systematic death scene investigation, a meticulous post mortem examination and an intelligentinterpretation of the findings is carried out.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Suicide, Self-strangulation, Death scene investigation, Medicolegal autopsy
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Forensic Medicine
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2012 10:16
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2012 10:16
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/77084

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