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Death By Strangulation

This differs from hanging in that the body is not suspended. It may be

effected by a ligature round the neck, or by direct pressure on the

windpipe with the hand, in which case death is said to be caused by

throttling. Strangulation is frequently suicidal, but may be

accidental. When homicidal, much injury is done to the neck, owing to

the force with which the ligature is drawn. In throttling, the marks of

the finger-nails are found on the neck.