A Rare Suicidal Case of a Ten-Year-Old Child Stabbing Himself in the Throat

    Volume 30, Issue 4 (October 1985)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 October 1985

    Page Count: 3


    Fukushima, H
    Professor, associate professor, and instructors, Shinshu University School of Medicine, Nagano,

    Hasekura, H
    Professor, associate professor, and instructors, Shinshu University School of Medicine, Nagano,

    Yonemura, I
    Professor, associate professor, and instructors, Shinshu University School of Medicine, Nagano,

    Ota, M
    Professor, associate professor, and instructors, Shinshu University School of Medicine, Nagano,

    (Received 3 December 1984; accepted 4 January 1985)

    Abstract

    A rare case is reported of a ten-year-old boy who committed suicide by stabbing himself in the throat with a pointed knife. Possibility of an accidental injury was excluded by the autopsy findings; suspicion of a homicide by his father was cleared through the deposition of his sister. The reason of suicide was attributed directly to his father's severe scolding and indirectly to his mother's death two years before.


    Paper ID: JFS11074J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11074J

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    Title A Rare Suicidal Case of a Ten-Year-Old Child Stabbing Himself in the Throat
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