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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 12, Issue 2, September 2014 pp 253-255

Research Article

Delayed death in hanging – a rare case report

Khetre R R1, Bansude M E2, Dode C R3, Umbare R B4, Chormale D S5

1,2,3Assistant Professor, 3Professor & Head, 4,5Junior Resident, Department of FMT, Government Medical College, Latur, Maharashtra, INDIA.



Hanging is very common mode of suicide particularly in young adults. Its incidence in India is approximately 25% of total cases of suicide. It is a painless method of committing suicide and death is instantaneous. However, a few cases have been reported in literature in which death has occurred after certain period of time or patient has survived after prolonged resuscitative measures.  Here we present two cases of delayed deaths in hanging with the victims eventually succumbing to one or more of the fatal complications after surviving for different time duration.