Location Present Total
Left Right Both
Palmer surface of hand 6 (17.6%)
(66.6%)
1 (4.5%)
(11.1%)
2 (5.7%)
(22.2%)
09 (9.9%)
Dorsal surface of hand 7 (20.6%)
(63.6%)
4 (18.2%)
(36.4%)
0 11 (12.1%)
Forearm 8 (23.5%)
(40%)
8 (36.4%)
(40%)
4 (11.4%)
(20%)
20 (22%)
Arm 10(29.4%)
(55.6%)
7 (31.8%)
(38.9%)
1 (2.9%)
(5.6%)
18 (19.8%)
Any other part 3 (8.8%)
(60%)
2 (9.1%)
(40%)
0 05 (5.5%)
Combined - - 28 (80%)
(100%)
28 (30.8%)
Total 34 (37.4%) 22 (24.2%) 35 (38.54%) 91
Out of the total cases showing defence wounds in 22% cases injuries were on the forearm with equal distribution on both sides. Next common site was arm (19.8%) cases with more injuries on left side where as injuries on palmer and dorsal aspect of hand was seen in 9.9% and 12.1% cases respectively. overall in 37.4% of cases injuries were seen on left side where as in 24.2% of cases it was on right side. This is because of right handed accused assaulting from the front. In 38.54% of cases wounds were seen on both sides of the body.
Table 9: Correlation of defence wounds and their location.