Attempted suicide by snake bite: A case study

  title={Attempted suicide by snake bite: A case study},
  author={Subhendu Mallik and Sudipta Ranjan Singh and Manoj Kumar Mohanty and Niranjan Sahoo Laxmidhar Padhy},
  journal={Medicine, Science and the Law},
  pages={264 - 266}
Snake bite is an important public health issue in India and is almost always accidental in manner. Suicide by snake bite or injection of snake venom is extremely rare. Suicidal ideation and behavior is known to be influenced by various socio-economic and psychological factors. The method employed for suicide is also influenced by the occupation of the victim. We report a case where a snake charmer had attempted suicide by inflicting a bite by a monocled cobra. 

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