A medicolegal study of death due to strangulation in Varanasi region
Dr. Jaykant Kumar, Dr. Manoj Kumar and Dr. SK Pandey
The incidence of strangulation cases differs as per the variation in the community, geographical location and socio-economic condition etc in all over the world. The present study is done here, in the view to gain further knowledge and insight in to epidemiological and medicolegal trend of asphyxia death due to strangulation to help in the process of crime investigation and administration of court of justice. Strangulation occupies less than 1% of all the medico legal deaths and 5-10% of criminally violent deaths. Incidence of violent asphyxia death due to strangulation done between the duration of 1st January 2016 to 30th June 2017. 11 Cases for the present study were selected from dead bodies brought to the department of forensic medicine, institute of medical sciences, Varanasi for medico legal autopsy examination. In my study death due to strangulation constitutes 3.69% of total deaths due to asphyxia. Fracture of hyoid bone mostly occurred in death due to strangulation (54.54%) cases with respect to all type of asphyxia deaths.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Jaykant Kumar, Dr. Manoj Kumar, Dr. SK Pandey. A medicolegal study of death due to strangulation in Varanasi region. Pharma Innovation 2018;7(4):425-427.