Year: 2005 Source: Forensic Science International, v.150, no.1, (May 28, 2005), p.103-111 SIEC No: 20060978

Cases of death involving shotguns in northern India during 1980-1999 were investigated. Out of 360 cases, 253 were homicides, 68 accidental, 11 suicide, 9 hunting, & 19 undetermined. The mean age of male & female victims was 31 & 24 years, respectively. Suicide occurred most frequently among individuals employed as service personnel. (27 refs.)