"Atypical Suicidal" cut throat injury - A case report

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Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the world. The incidence and pattern of suicide vary from country to country. Cultural, religious and social value plays a vital role. Hanging, poisoning, drowning are the common methods of committing suicide. Suicide by incising one's own throat without hesitation marks remains a rare, and only few cases have been reported in the forensic literature. We present here an unusual and rare case of self-inflicted cut throat injury of a 45-year old ex-military man without tentative cuts over the neck, which has resulted from a curved sharp weapon.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)492-493
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 01-11-2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Law


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