Face off and alcohol consumption – A case series

Alok Atreya, Jenash Acharya, Tanuj Kanchan

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During sudden altercations, the more easily available and accessible weapons are frequently used to assault; head and face being the vulnerable parts in such fatal attacks. These incidents are mostly unplanned, and occur in a fit of rage, alcohol often being a contributory factor. The present case series highlights the unique facial injuries caused following arguments during alcohol consumption, and using easily accessible weapons in the surrounding. Gorkha Khukuri knife used as a weapon of offence in the first case is a utility knife used by Nepalese population. Fish hook used as a weapon of offence in the second case in fact is a very uncommonly used weapon in cases of assaults.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAnil Aggrawal's Internet Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2015
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Toxicology
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine


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