Suicide by unusual methods: a rare case of complex suicide

Authors

  • Bedanta Sarma Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Mangalagiri, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • Senthil Kumaran M. Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Mangalagiri, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • Arun Kumar S. Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Mangalagiri, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh
  • Shreemanta Kumar Dash Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Mangalagiri, Andhra Pradesh, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2320-6012.ijrms20215065

Keywords:

Genital self-mutilation, Mental illness, Complex suicide

Abstract

Genital Self-Mutilation (GSM) is usually associated with mental illness. It is considered as the most brutal form of self-harm. Many cases of such self-harm have been described by various authors in different times. However, its existence in absence of any mental illness and using it as a method of suicide is a matter of question. Although, some cases are reported; its incidence is very low. Its association with complex suicide is even much lower. Usually, in complex suicide, the victim chooses some methods which are less painful. Such a complicated case of complex suicide was brought to the tertiary care center of Dibrugarh, Assam for post mortem examination. The deceased, a 36 years old male was brought with history of cutting his external genitalia followed by hanging. The case has been described in this paper with relevant review literature.  

Author Biographies

Bedanta Sarma, Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Mangalagiri, Andhra Pradesh, India

Assistant Professor

Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology

Senthil Kumaran M., Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Mangalagiri, Andhra Pradesh, India

Associate Professor, department of forensic medicine & toxicology

Arun Kumar S., Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Mangalagiri, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh

Assistant Professor

Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology

Shreemanta Kumar Dash, Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Mangalagiri, Andhra Pradesh, India

Professor & Head

Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology

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2021-12-28

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Sarma, B., M., S. K., S., A. K., & Dash, S. K. (2021). Suicide by unusual methods: a rare case of complex suicide. International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, 10(1), 273–276. https://doi.org/10.18203/2320-6012.ijrms20215065

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