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Suicide or homicide? Forensic re-examination can change course of probe in SSR case

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Suicide or murder? Forensic re-examination can change course of probe in SSR case

Suicide or homicide? Forensic re-examination can change course of probe in SSR case

Is it a case of suicide or homicide? The million greenback query regarding the mysterious demise of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput may be answered inside the subsequent fortnight as India’s topmost forensic group from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, gears as much as dive deep into the forensic points of the case.

In addition to an in depth post-mortem report, the inquest report (panchnama) and videography of the autopsy can be initially examined.

“Who was the primary individual on scene of crime to resolve that Sushant was lifeless? On what grounds he determined that Sushant was no extra…? We take into consideration such key inquiries to be requested to this individual,” mentioned Sudhir Ok Gupta, Head of Forensics Division, AIIMS, who’s thought to be one of many main forensic surgeons in Asia.

In response to Gupta, the inquest report is one other essential doc to be re-examined intimately. The panchnama reveals all of the substances of the scene of crime. It describes the place of the physique, the limbs, and the situation of the garments worn by the deceased and particulars of its environment.

“We want all the images of Sushant’s room…the place the physique was discovered. Your entire forensic executed on the scene must be re-examined,” mentioned Gupta, whose opinions within the Sunanda Pushkar case, Jessica Lal homicide, and the killings of Shivani Bhatnagar and Nitish Katara offered as necessary clues to the CBI.

Within the mysterious demise of journalist Nirupma Pathak, the findings of Gupta modified the course of the investigation.

Like Sushant Singh Rajput’s case, the media had raised questions over Nirmala’s demise. Was it a homicide or suicide?

Media reviews based mostly on just a few witnesses alleged that Nirmala, a Koderma (Jharkhand) based mostly scribe, was the sufferer of honour killing and had been murdered by her mother and father.

Beneath public strain, Nirmala’s mom was arrested on costs of homicide and despatched to jail. Nonetheless, forensic re-examination of the case by the AIIMS group concluded that Nirmala, who labored with a Delhi based mostly enterprise each day, had dedicated suicide. Nirmala’s mom was lastly acquitted.

Refusing to speak intimately over the Sushant case, Gupta informed IANS, “It is a very delicate case. Public sentiments are with the deceased’s household. I cannot converse on any difficulty associated to the investigations.”

Nonetheless, sources within the forensic division revealed that the CBI and forensic consultants will first study the lapses within the preliminary probe. Tampering of any proof on the scene of crime or omission of any signal of foul play shall be key areas to determine whether or not Mumbai Police or the panel of docs conducting the autopsy or another suspect tried to suppress any tell-tale register Sushant’s mysterious demise.

A group of docs, together with two forensic surgeons, Shiv Kumar Kolle and Sachin Sonawane, which performed an post-mortem of the physique on June 15 on the Cooper Hospital in Mumbai, had concluded that Sushant died of asphyxia as a consequence of hanging.

Of their post-mortem report, the panel of 5 docs didn’t point out any signal of foul play or noticed any trait or function which led to suspicion of homicide.

Nonetheless, as soon as the videography and photographs (if taken) of the post-mortem are re-examined by the forensic group from AIIMS, the image can be extra clear, a supply in AIIMs mentioned.

Most likely the panel of forensic consultants from AIIMS and the panel of docs at Cooper Hospital, which performed the autopsy, may have an intensive dialogue over the 7-page post-mortem report earlier than arriving at any conclusion on the reason for the Bollywood star’s demise.

Sources within the CBI mentioned that after all paperwork, case dairies, and witnesses’ statements are studied, the company would first look into if any exterior hand was concerned within the case.

“The CBI is understood for dealing with delicate instances. We don’t succumb to strain. We’re investigating the case with an open thoughts. Whether or not Sushant Singh was murdered or he dedicated suicide, solely documentary and forensic proof will show,” mentioned an officer within the company. 

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