Genital self-mutilation

A case report

Prateek Rastogi, Tanuj Kanchan

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Abstract

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
Volume8
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-09-2016
Externally publishedYes

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Self Mutilation
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Wounds and Injuries

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  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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Rastogi, Prateek ; Kanchan, Tanuj. / Genital self-mutilation : A case report. In: Journal of South India Medicolegal Association. 2016 ; Vol. 8, No. 2. pp. 113-115.
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