Journal of
Clinical Pathology and Forensic Medicine

  • Abbreviation: J. Clin. Pathol. Forensic Med.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2405
  • DOI: 10.5897/JCPFM
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 30

Article in Press

Hyoid bone fracture and an Elucidation of Circumstances in a Case of Ligature Strangulation by Garroting.

Prateek Karagwal, Pawan Mittal, Balraj Sharma, Gaurav Sharma

  •  Received: 29 December 2020
  •  Accepted: 21 March 2021
Ligature strangulation is an important aspect of forensic practice and unless proven otherwise is considered to be a homicide. We report a case of a traveler, who was attending a political procession, later was robbed and strangulated with a scarf by some anti-social elements. His body was subsequently abandoned in the wilderness to get decomposed that lead to the diminution of valuable traumatic signatures over the neck, thereby presumably raised difficulties in diagnosis of cause and manner of death. After the recovery of the body, a careful autopsy on the body was conducted that emerged out with the fruitful results. The cause of death was opined to be homicidal ligature strangulation. Thorough assessment and proper documentation of strangulation injuries, even in highly decomposed corpses, may lead to smooth execution of justice

Keywords: Decomposition, Ligature Strangulation, Hyoid bone fracture, Garroting.