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Year : 1997  |  Volume : 39  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 34-36

A Study on the Venues of Suicide


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This study was aimed to assess the venues of suicide and the related factors. One hundred and forty four (M-89. F-55) suicide cases undertaken for autopsy at the department of Forensic Medicine, Madras Medical College formed the study material. 33.71% of males and 3.64% of females had chosen the venues other than their houses. Most of the males suffering from mental illness (80%) had preferred places outside their house for this fatal act. Among the males, 71.74% of those who consumed insecticides and 87.5% who adopted self immolation, did so inside their houses. Comparatively lesser (53.33%) proportion of males resorted to hanging inside their houses



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