BANSDOLA –  A Type of Strangulation

(STRANGULATION is a form of asphyxia that occurs due to the constriction of the neck by a ligature without suspending the body.)

Bansdola is a form of strangulation practiced in north India. Strong bamboo is placed across the throat and another across back of the neck. Both the ends are tied with a rope due to which the victim is squeezed to death. Sometimes, the chest may be squeezes forcibly between two sticks placed across the back and front of the upper part of the chest. This  interfere with respiration and causes laceration of the muscles and fractures of the ribs.

Authored by

Darshana Gupta

(M.Sc. Forensic Science)