SUICIDE BY ELECTROCUTION: A CASE REPORT


ÖZDEMİR Ç., Demirel B., AKAR T., BALSEVEN ODABAŞI A. , Dinc A. H.

GAZI MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.18, no.2, pp.89-91, 2007 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Title of Journal : GAZI MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.89-91

Abstract

It is known that deaths owing to low voltage electric current are generally the result of accidents. Suicide by electric current using a convenient mechanism is rare. Furthermore, murders appearing to be suicides with electricity are reported. For these reasons, in these kinds of deaths, the death examination and autopsy findings need to be evaluated together with the crime scene investigation findings, and a detailed description of the mechanisms found at the crime scene and the mechanism of death is essential. Death by low voltage electric current injury occurs by three mechanisms.