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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2017, Volume : 10, Issue : 8
First page : ( 2538) Last page : ( 2542)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2017.00449.8

A Study on Asphyxial Death in Bilaspur District

Upadhyay Sushma*

Assistant Professor, Department of Forensic Science, Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Koni, Bilaspur (C.G.)

*Corresponding Author E-mail: sushmaupadhyay20@gmail.com

Online published on 26 March, 2018.


This work is aimed to determine, the frequency of violent asphyxial deaths autopsied in Bilaspur district along with age and gender vulnerability. Causes patterns and type of asphyxia were noted. Important data is collected in predesigned proforma for study. Maximum no. of cases were from Road Traffic Accident i.e. 33.02% whereas the minimum number of cases belongs to drowning incidence i.e, 4.58%. The incidence of Violent Asphyxial Death among total studied subjects (109 cases) were found 16.51%.Among gender wise frequency distribution of V.A.D. cases of male were found maximum in number The cause of death in most of the cases were either hanging or strangulation. Drowning cases were also noticed those were found 27.77%. Males and young age group population between 15–44 years are more vulnerable victims of violent asphyxial deaths. Suicidal deaths due to hanging and accidental death due to drowning seems to be the major contributing causes of asphyxial deaths.



Asphyxial Deaths, Suicide, Autopsy, Hanging, Drowning.


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