SUICIDAL, HOMICIDAL AND ACCIDENTAL WOTOTDS 247- several linear cuts and scratches on his forehead, right temple, sides of the front-of the neck and back of the left hand. Most of these were almost parallel, and sornQ "were crossing one another. 6. On the 28th December 1930, I examined a sweeper who complained that he was struck with a razor by his opponent. He had several superficial cuts, varying from. V to 4" by J" to 1/6", obliquely across the back of his right forearm in its upper half and directed from within outwards. I gave my opinion that the cuts appeared to be self-inflicted. 3. The Condition of the Locality and Surroundings of the wounded Person.—The finding of a body in a room with the door and windows locked on the inside points to suicide. If only the door is locked, the windows should be carefully examined for the presence of bloody finger-marks or other evidence that someone has escaped through them. The finding of a far§^ŁelIJe±tar~-or evidence of a design is strongly presumptive of suicide. A disordered state of the clothes with recent tears and loss of buttons and Fig. 112.—Self-inflicted wounds on abdomen. (From a photograph lent kindly by Dr. H. S. Mehta.) Fig. 111.—Self-inflicted wounds on forearm (vide case 6 mentioned above).