A Typical Case of Long Loop of Ligature Material: A Case Study

Shibanand Nepal Karmakar

Published on: 2022-11-19


A 24 years old male was brought for medicolegal autopsy at our tertiary care centre with a history of suicidal hanging. Yellow coloured nylon rope was used as ligature material around the neck. Length of the loop of the ligature material was 60 cm and it was much more than the neck and it was loosely present around the neck. The present case study highlights an atypical case of a long loop of ligature material in-comparison to the neck of the deceased. Detailed discussion related to the various scenarios of ligature loop in relation to neck and its effects are discussed herewith.