IJSRP, Volume 12, Issue 8, August 2022 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Zulfia Retnanti Marissa, Mistar Ritonga, Reza Priatna
Traumatology is the study of anything that is related to trauma to the tissue in living person. Mechanical trauma can be caused by sharp object trauma, blunt object trauma, and gun shot. The type of the weapon or tools used and how it is used will affect the type of wound formed. The type of wound caused by sharp object trauma can be categorized into incised wound, stab wound and chop wound. Most of the death victim were due to a blunt trauma in an accident, while in criminal cases sharp object was more often used in murdering the victims. In this case report, the victim was a 16-year-old male murdered by an unknown person. There was in incised wound in the neck, chest, and abdomen, lower right arm and right thigh and chop wound in the neck. Right carotid artery was severed along with broken trachea in the thyroid cartilage. The cause of death was chop wound that severed right carotid artery and trachea which was a sharp object trauma which causes massive bleeding. The estimated time of death was 12-24 hours. The motif of death was thought to be a murder. The culprit can be charged with Indonesia’ KUHP chapter 338 and 389 about murder.