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Year : 2022, Volume : 20, Issue : 1and2
First page : ( 1) Last page : ( 9)
Print ISSN : 0973-1970. Online ISSN : 0974-4487. Published online : 2022  17.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-4487.2022.00001.3

Study of Suicidal Death due to Hanging in District Prayagraj, U.P.

Saroj Shweta1, Rai Rajesh Kumar2, Singh Dinesh Kumar3, Kaul Archana4,*

1Junior Resident, Moti Lal Nehru Medical College, Prayagraj, Medical School in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

2Associate Professor, Moti Lal Nehru Medical College, Prayagraj, Medical school in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

3Assistant Professor, Moti Lal Nehru Medical College, Prayagraj, Medical school in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

4Professor, Moti Lal Nehru Medical College, Prayagraj, Medical school in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

*Corresponding author email id: dr.archanakaulmln@gmail.com

Online Published on 17 September, 2022.

Received:  22  ,  2022; Accepted:  18  ,  2022.

Abstract

Hanging is one of the common methods of commiting suicide and it is considered suicide unless contrary is proved. The present study was conducted at the mortuary of Swaroop Rani Nehru Hospital associated with Moti Lal Nehru Medical College Prayagraj (U.P.), from 1st March, 2020 to 28th February, 2021. Total 299 cases of hanging were found in this duration. The different aspects of hanging cases like sex ratio, age group involved, ligature material used, position of knot, features of ligature mark, point of suspension, type of hanging and other Postmortem findings have been discussed in detail in this study.

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Keywords

Suicide, Hanging, Ligature mark.

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