ISSN 0975-3583

Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research

    Retrospective study of Suicide by Hanging in Government Chengalpattu Medical College & Hospital during the Year 2021, Tamil Nadu, India

    S. Ramachandran, N. Karthikeyan, R. Kunal Yokeshwar, Harish Sreethu
    JCDR. 2023: 1726-1731


    To describe the epidemiology of suicide by hanging, in Chengalpattu, Tamil Nadu, India. The present retrospective study was carried out in the Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, Government Chengalpattu Medical College and Hospital, Chengalpattu, during the period from 1st January 2021 to 31st December 2021 and includes a total of 191(13.29%) cases of death due to Hanging out of 1437 total cases, brought to the mortuary of the Chengalpattu medical college and hospital for medicolegal post-mortem examination. The highest was in the 20-to-29-year age group. The ratio of male to female suicide is 1.6:1. Majority of the victims were mentally sound, married and were from rural background. Victims were mostly drawn from low socioeconomic status (48%). Less educated or illiterates were usually the victims. Financial burden (37%) and marital disharmony (35%) were some of the main reasons for the suicide. The objective of the study was to understand various demographic profile and various aspects of deaths due to hanging so as to suggest some remedial measures.


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