No. of Stab wound Present Absent Total
01 03 05 08
02 02 08 10
3 to 9 12 07 19
≥10 27 09 36
Total 44 29 73
Of the 205 Homicidal deaths studied, stab wounds were present in only 73 (35.6%) cases, of which higher incidence of defence wound was seen in 75% of cases with ≥10 stab wound (27/36). Overall 60.29% (44/73) cases show defence wound in deaths due to stab injury.
Table 4: Defence wound in correlation to death caused by (Stab wounds) sharp cutting object and the number of wounds inflicted.