Genital self-mutilation: A case report

Prateek Rastogi, Tanuj Kanchan

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Presence of genital mutilation always raises a suspicion of assault unless proved otherwise. In such cases, genital self-mutilation that is not an unknown entity in forensic literature needs to be ruled out. We encountered a case wherein a middle aged male was found dead in a well with evidence of genital trauma. There were allegations of assault but a careful autopsy and meticulous death scene investigation proved it to be a case of genital self-mutilation followed by suicidal drowning. The case is rare, for it reports selfinflicted scrotal injures for the very first time.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-115
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of South India Medicolegal Association
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-09-2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine


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