SRM Trichy Medical College Hospital & Research Centre India
Title: A Unique Case of deliberate Suicide by ‘Manufactured’ Carbon Monoxide Inhalation
Biography: Gurudatta. S. Pawar
Carbon monoxide is major component of fire atmosphere due to incomplete combustion of carbon. Accidental deaths due to carbon monoxide inhalation are common in many parts of the world due to its properties. Suicides by carbon monoxide inhalation are more common in developed countries and are extremely rare in India, possibly due to the know how of other methods for committing suicide.
In this interesting case an engineering student surfed the internet for different ways to commit suicide due to his recent love disappointment. He struck with the details of carbon monoxide. He “manufactured” the carbon monoxide by indigenous means, inhaled it to commit suicide in a meticulous and planned manner.
This case report deals with the modus operandi of the unusual and unique method adopted by the deceased to commit suicide, which is unheard in Indian scenario. This case is a typical example of the misuse and abuse of the internet and it is also an indicator of changing trends of suicide in India probably due globalization and information explosion.