Journal of Forensic Toxicology & PharmacologyISSN: 2325-9841

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Fatal Suicidal Case of Cyanide Poisoning- A Case Report

 Fatal Suicidal Case of Cyanide Poisoning- A Case Report

Hydrocyanic acid (HCN) is a solution of HCN in water (either 2% or 4%), the 4% solution being called ‘sheele’s acid’. Cyanides are white powders and are in common use in many trades like metallurgy, photography, electroplating, fumigation of ships and aircrafts and in agriculture for spraying to destroy blight. Here we present a case of fatal cyanide poisoning wherein the person had taken the compound orally, developed convulsions and declared ‘brought dead’ in the nearby hospital.

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