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Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology
Year : 2019, Volume : 13, Issue : 1
First page : ( 32) Last page : ( 34)
Print ISSN : 0973-9122. Online ISSN : 0973-9130.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0973-9130.2019.00007.0

A Study on Deaths by Suicidal Hanging in Bengaluru

Raj K G Ravi1, Reddy D Madhu Sudhana2,*, Lohith R3, Yadav Abhishek4

1Assistant Professor, Dept of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre, Bangalore

2Senior Resident, Sri Venkateshwara Medical College, Tirupathi

3Assistant Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, Shimoga Institute of Medical Sciences, Shivamogga, Karnataka

4Assistant Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, India

*Corresponding author: Dr MadhuSudhana Reddy Senior Resident, Sri Venkateshwara Medical College Tirupathi, E-mail: dr_maddydwarasila@yahoo.co.in

Online published on 8 February, 2019.


Suicide by hanging is the most common method used in our country. A study was conducted in fatal hanging cases done at the department of Forensic medicine and Toxicology, Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research centre, Bengaluru from January 2015-June 2016. The main objectives of this study is to study the age, sex distribution, methods used & motives, in all autopsy cases of death due to hanging. A total of 110 cases of suicides were studied out of which hanging constituted 75.45% of the cases. Males were the predominant group. The maximum cases were noticed between the age ranges of 21–30 years. The youngest age seen was 15year, and oldest age was 70years. Family problems constituted the main method for hanging.



Suicide, Hanging, Deliberate self-harm, Family Problems.


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