A study of violent asphyxial deaths

AUTHOR(s) : Reena RK1, Moirangthem BK2, G Angam3, Gangmei Agatha4
DOI No. : 10.31741/ijhrmlp.v5.i1.2018.15


Violent asphyxial death is a common incident in forensic practices and is increasing day by day. Materials and methods: A Retrospective study of violent asphyxial deaths (116 cases) is done for 4years brought to the Mortuary of JNIMS, Imphal, Manipur, during the period of January 2014 to December 2017. Results: Incidence of violent asphyxial deaths was 14.44% of total autopsies. Hanging is the most commonly encountered violent asphyxial death followed by drowning. The highest incidence was in the age group of 20-30 years (31.89%) followed by 10-20 years (25.86%). Males constitute (58.62%) of the total cases. Conclusion:Suicidal death was the most common manner of death. All cases of strangulation and smothering were homicidal.

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