A retrospective study examined homicidal death cases in the mortuary of Govt. Medical College, Patiala from January 2010 to September 2011. During this period there were 40 cases of homicidal deaths out of which males constituted 30 cases and females were the victims in 10 cases. The incidence of homicidal deaths was 3.40% of the total medico legal autopsies conducted during this period. The most common age group affected was 21-30 years in 35% cases followed equally by age groups of 11-20 and 31-40 years. It was the rural population that was mainly affected in 57.5% cases. The single most common fatal injury involved the head in 30% cases. The most common weapon of offence was blunt object in 52.5% cases.