Death during indigenous treatments: chocking due to a half of a lime

  title={Death during indigenous treatments: chocking due to a half of a lime},
  author={S. Senanayake},
  journal={Journal of Forensic Medicine},
  • S. Senanayake
  • Published 2017
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Forensic Medicine
  • Thirty six years old woman, who was suffering from convulsions, decided to follow indigenous treatments. After beating with a coconut flower, when a lime was cut over the mouth, indigenous practitioner asked the patient to swallow the cut lime, put the cut pieces into the mouth and pushed them deep using the cutting instrument. She struggled and found dead. Multiple injuries were found. Larynx was obstructed with half of a lime. This case shows that a conscious adult also may die due to choking… CONTINUE READING

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