Infanticide with Multiple Injury

Dedi Afandi, Swasti Hertian, Djaja Surya Atmadja, Ivan Riyanto Widjaja

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Mechanical asphyxia is the most popular killing methods in infanticide. Infanticide by blunt forced injury is rare and those by sharp injury is less common. We present a case report, a newborn baby corpse, male, nine months of gestational age, life birth, no perinatal care signs and viable. From autopsy examination, we found blunt forced injury on the head, smothering, manual strangulation and also signs of asphyxiation in most internal organs. Stab wounds were found on the head and showed intra-vital sign, while the other stab wounds were found on the chest, which was inflicted after death. The cause of death was blunt forced injury on the head.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of the Indonesian Medical Association
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 9 Sept 2008


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