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Table of Contents - Year : 2016 | Month : March | Volume : 10 | Issue : 3 | Page : GD01 - GD02

Homicidal Cut Throat: The Forensic Perspective GD01-GD02

Muditha Vidanapathirana, Jeewana C Samaraweera

Correspondence
Dr. Muditha Vidanapathirana,
Senior Lecturer, Department of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura,
Gangodawila, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka.
E-mail: mudidthavidana@gmail.com, mudithavidana@sjp.ac.lk

The forensic pathologists have a challenging task during the ascertainment of the manner of death in cut throat injuries when presented with no proper history or witnesses. We report a rare homicide, where a person was killed by the father of his gay partner. A 51-year-old married man was found dead in his car on the driving seat at a road. There were blood stains on the dash board and windscreen. No weapon had been recovered. At autopsy, a deep, oblique, long incised injury was found on the front of the neck. There were no hesitant or defense injuries. The cause of death was cut throat. The findings were compatible with a homicidal cut throat by a right handed person from behind after head being restrained firmly. Findings were compatible with the history provided by the suspect.