Ligature mark on the face - forensic implications

Tanuj Kanchan, Y. P. Raghavendra Babu, Alok Atreya, Jenash Acharya

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

In deaths due to hanging and strangulation, the position, course and direction of the ligature mark, the kind of knot used and injuries to the neck structures help in deducing the cause and manner of death. Two cases of suicidal hanging are reported where the unusual positioning of ligature and presence of the ligature mark on the face raise doubts concerning the circumstances of death. The presence of a ligature mark on the face is an unusual and rarely reported phenomenon that can have serious medico-legal implications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)138-141
Number of pages4
JournalThe Medico-legal journal
Volume84
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-09-2016
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Ligation
Neck Injuries
Cause of Death

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

Cite this

Kanchan, T., Raghavendra Babu, Y. P., Atreya, A., & Acharya, J. (2016). Ligature mark on the face - forensic implications. The Medico-legal journal, 84(3), 138-141. https://doi.org/10.1177/0025817216630658
Kanchan, Tanuj ; Raghavendra Babu, Y. P. ; Atreya, Alok ; Acharya, Jenash. / Ligature mark on the face - forensic implications. In: The Medico-legal journal. 2016 ; Vol. 84, No. 3. pp. 138-141.
@article{73b3a3cfbd694f759b753f8c3b173406,
title = "Ligature mark on the face - forensic implications",
abstract = "In deaths due to hanging and strangulation, the position, course and direction of the ligature mark, the kind of knot used and injuries to the neck structures help in deducing the cause and manner of death. Two cases of suicidal hanging are reported where the unusual positioning of ligature and presence of the ligature mark on the face raise doubts concerning the circumstances of death. The presence of a ligature mark on the face is an unusual and rarely reported phenomenon that can have serious medico-legal implications.",
author = "Tanuj Kanchan and {Raghavendra Babu}, {Y. P.} and Alok Atreya and Jenash Acharya",
year = "2016",
month = "9",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1177/0025817216630658",
language = "English",
volume = "84",
pages = "138--141",
journal = "Medico-Legal Journal",
issn = "0025-8172",
publisher = "SAGE Publications Ltd",
number = "3",

}

Kanchan, T, Raghavendra Babu, YP, Atreya, A & Acharya, J 2016, 'Ligature mark on the face - forensic implications', The Medico-legal journal, vol. 84, no. 3, pp. 138-141. https://doi.org/10.1177/0025817216630658

Ligature mark on the face - forensic implications. / Kanchan, Tanuj; Raghavendra Babu, Y. P.; Atreya, Alok; Acharya, Jenash.

In: The Medico-legal journal, Vol. 84, No. 3, 01.09.2016, p. 138-141.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Ligature mark on the face - forensic implications

AU - Kanchan, Tanuj

AU - Raghavendra Babu, Y. P.

AU - Atreya, Alok

AU - Acharya, Jenash

PY - 2016/9/1

Y1 - 2016/9/1

N2 - In deaths due to hanging and strangulation, the position, course and direction of the ligature mark, the kind of knot used and injuries to the neck structures help in deducing the cause and manner of death. Two cases of suicidal hanging are reported where the unusual positioning of ligature and presence of the ligature mark on the face raise doubts concerning the circumstances of death. The presence of a ligature mark on the face is an unusual and rarely reported phenomenon that can have serious medico-legal implications.

AB - In deaths due to hanging and strangulation, the position, course and direction of the ligature mark, the kind of knot used and injuries to the neck structures help in deducing the cause and manner of death. Two cases of suicidal hanging are reported where the unusual positioning of ligature and presence of the ligature mark on the face raise doubts concerning the circumstances of death. The presence of a ligature mark on the face is an unusual and rarely reported phenomenon that can have serious medico-legal implications.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85021849345&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85021849345&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1177/0025817216630658

DO - 10.1177/0025817216630658

M3 - Article

VL - 84

SP - 138

EP - 141

JO - Medico-Legal Journal

JF - Medico-Legal Journal

SN - 0025-8172

IS - 3

ER -

Kanchan T, Raghavendra Babu YP, Atreya A, Acharya J. Ligature mark on the face - forensic implications. The Medico-legal journal. 2016 Sep 1;84(3):138-141. https://doi.org/10.1177/0025817216630658