An Uncommon Suicide Method: Self-Strangulation
Nursel Turkmen, Bulent Eren, Zehra Demiroglu Uyanıker, Akça Toprak Ergonen
Med Arh. 2012; 66(6): 423-424

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The suicide act of self-strangulation must be distinguished from homicide, which needs objective scene investigation, autopsy and anamnesis in order to elucidate the manner of death. A 54-year-old man was found dead in public hospital small mosque. There was one nylon rope around his neck, tied together with a knot in the front, under the chin, and rope continuing tightly to right ankle supported by the jacket bandaged around right ankle for preventing the sliding of the rope was detected. A proper medico-legal evaluation of the crime scene and postmortem examination with systematical inspection are of great importance in such cases.


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