Two accidental hanging cases of children

Gok E., Cetin S., Baduroglu E., FEDAKAR R., Akan O., Saka N. E.

JOURNAL OF THE PAKISTAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, vol.65, no.7, pp.790-792, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Volume: 65 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.790-792
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


The cases emphasise the implementation of safety measurements which may prevent the occurrence of accidental hanging in children. Two accidental hanging cases were autopsied at The Council of Forensic Medicine, Bursa Group Chairmanship, Morgue Department. The inquest papers written by police were examined and the scenes and autopsy findings are presented. The first case was a four year old girl and the second case was a five year old boy. Their manners of death were determined as an accident. The first accident occurred out of home, but the second accidental hanging occurred at home. It was seen that childhood deaths due to hanging are preventable. Detailed medico-legal investigation in order to elucidate the manner of death is required in similar cases.