Ligature mark on the face - forensic implications

Tanuj Kanchan, Y. P. Raghavendra Babu, Alok Atreya, Jenash Acharya

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In deaths due to hanging and strangulation, the position, course and direction of the ligature mark, the kind of knot used and injuries to the neck structures help in deducing the cause and manner of death. Two cases of suicidal hanging are reported where the unusual positioning of ligature and presence of the ligature mark on the face raise doubts concerning the circumstances of death. The presence of a ligature mark on the face is an unusual and rarely reported phenomenon that can have serious medico-legal implications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)138-141
Number of pages4
JournalThe Medico-legal journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 01-09-2016
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)


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