Pattern of Suicidal Deaths in Belagavi: Retrospective Study

Authors

  • Saraswathi N
  • Keshava H.B
  • Ashok Kumarshetty

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i2.2834

Keywords:

Suicidal deaths, rural area, poisoning, depression.

Abstract

A retrospective study was undertaken over a period of 3 years to find out pattern of suicidal deaths in
Belagavi. Autopsied at BIMS Hospital, a referral District hospital catering to the needs of public within a
radius of 150 km. Out of 2200 autopsies conducted, 670 were suicidal deaths.
The commonest age group of victims were 21-40 yrs. Males predominated females in the ratio of 3:1.
Maximum number of victims belonged to rural area. Majority of the victims were married. Common mode of
suicide was poisoning. Maximum victims were brought dead. Maximum numbers of victims were farmers.
Depression was the commonest cause for suicide.

Author Biographies

Saraswathi N

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Belagavi Institute of Medical Sciences, Belagavi, Karnataka, India

Keshava H.B

Assistant Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Belagavi Institute of Medical Sciences,
Belagavi, Karnataka, India

Ashok Kumarshetty

Professor and Head, Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Belagavi
Institute of Medical Sciences, Belagavi, Karnataka, India

Published

2021-03-12

How to Cite

Saraswathi N, Keshava H.B, & Ashok Kumarshetty. (2021). Pattern of Suicidal Deaths in Belagavi: Retrospective Study. Medico Legal Update, 21(2), 1109-1113. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i2.2834

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