Unanticipated Ligature Strangulation: A Case Report
Keywords:Mechanical asphyxia, Occupational hazard, Farm equipment, Autopsy, Strangulation
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.
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