Death due to homicidal decapitation – a case report

Authors

  • Samjhana Ghimire Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Nepal
  • Srijana Kunwar Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Nepal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/jpahs.v6i1.27077

Keywords:

decapitation, forensic, homicidal

Abstract

Homicidal decapitation is extremely uncommon. We report a rare case of a 41-year female, from Lalitpur, Kathmandu, Nepal, who was decapitated by her husband in their bedroom with the use of a ''Khurpa'' a sharp local knife.

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Author Biographies

Samjhana Ghimire, Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Nepal

Lecturers, Department of Forensic Medicine

Srijana Kunwar, Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Nepal

Lecturers, Department of Forensic Medicine

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Published

2019-06-30

How to Cite

Ghimire, S., & Kunwar, S. (2019). Death due to homicidal decapitation – a case report. Journal of Patan Academy of Health Sciences, 6(1), 41–43. https://doi.org/10.3126/jpahs.v6i1.27077

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General Section: Case Reports