Suicide by self-inflicted stab wound to the heart: a rare case of suicide from Nepal

  • S Jha Associate Professor, Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, BP Koirala Instution of Health Sciences, Dharan
  • SR Parajuli MD Resident, Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, BP Koirala Instution of Health Sciences, Dharan
  • ND Subedi Lecturer, Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, College of Medical Sciences, Bharatpur
Keywords: Autopsy, death, suicide, stab injury

Abstract

Suicide, or the deliberate act of killing oneself, accounts for a substantial number of unnatural deaths each year in many countries. Though death by self-stabbing is quite uncommon, the left part of the chest represents one of the elected sites of self-inflicted wounds because of the knowledge of the situation of the heart and that the injuries to the heart are severe. We present a case of suicidal stab to the left thoracic region involving the heart.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/jcmsn.v10i2.12952

Journal of College of Medical Sciences-Nepal, 2014, Vol.10(2); 33-35

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2015-07-13
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Jha, S., Parajuli, S., & Subedi, N. (2015). Suicide by self-inflicted stab wound to the heart: a rare case of suicide from Nepal. Journal of College of Medical Sciences-Nepal, 10(2), 33-35. https://doi.org/10.3126/jcmsn.v10i2.12952
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Case Reports