Death by attack from a wild boar

Shahnavaz Manipady, Ritesh G. Menezes, Binaya Kumar Bastia

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Attacks on humans by wild animals causing fatal injuries are not uncommon in rural and forest areas of India. But death occurring due to attack by a wild boar is rare. As the victims of boar attack are usually recovered from dense forest areas, the investigating officers could be misled as to the nature of infliction of these multiple, fatal penetrating injuries to a possible homicide. Unlike the injuries inflicted by wild cats, canines and bulls, the hallmark of boar attack is the infliction of multiple penetrating injuries to the lower part of the body. This case is reported for its rarity, for the awareness of the possible injuries in such unnatural deaths, and for the factors predisposing to a boar attack.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-91
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Forensic Medicine
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-02-2006
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Genetics
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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