Unanticipated Ligature Strangulation: A Case Report

Authors

  • Mukul Sharma
  • Kimi Soumya Padhi
  • Manas Ranjan Sahu
  • Utkal Keshari Suna
  • Govinda Balmuchu

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i4.16981

Keywords:

Mechanical asphyxia, Occupational hazard, Farm equipment, Autopsy, Strangulation

Abstract

Strangulation is a form of mechanical asphyxia by compression of the neck with an outside force either by
a ligature or hands, in which a constricting force other than the weight of the body is directly applied.Such
deaths are generally considered homicidal. Here we present a case of 60year old female, who got trapped in
the rice huller machine with the saree she was wearing and accidentally got strangled.

Author Biographies

Mukul Sharma

Senior Resident, Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology,All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar

Kimi Soumya Padhi

Junior Resident, Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology,All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar

Manas Ranjan Sahu

Associate Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology,All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar

Utkal Keshari Suna

Junior Resident, Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology,All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar

Govinda Balmuchu

Junior Resident, Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology,All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar

Published

2021-08-16

How to Cite

Mukul Sharma, Kimi Soumya Padhi, Manas Ranjan Sahu, Utkal Keshari Suna, & Govinda Balmuchu. (2021). Unanticipated Ligature Strangulation: A Case Report. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(4), 1908-1910. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i4.16981