Police ask for second autopsy
- Manmohan Singh is India's "weakest PM": L K Advani
- 'Shahzada' and 'Matashree' are only concerned about being in power, says Modi; Sonia harps on secularism
- Modi has "deep flaws" in his character: Chidambaram
- Supreme Court commutes death penalty of Devinderpal Singh Bhullar to life term
- March 31 Campaign roundup: BJP to release party manifesto on April 3; Kejriwal's meeting with the LG a drama to mislead people, says Cong
The doctors at AIIMS were asked to perform a second post-mortem examination on Ponty Chadha, after police on Sunday learnt that three bullets were still lodged inside though the body had been handed over to the family for cremation.
The second post-mortem examination ended at 8.30 pm, and the family was then allowed to take the body for cremation.
The first autopsy was conducted in the morning and after the four-hour procedure, doctors managed to extract a single bullet. After police demanded that all the bullets be extracted, a second autopsy was conducted in the evening and three bullets were extracted in a one-hour procedure, a source said.
Police sources said Ponty received six to seven gunshots and there were 12 to 15 bullet wounds on his body, including entry and exit wounds.
"The three bullets were lodged deep inside the body, and extracting them was taking too much time," a doctor from AIIMS Forensic Medicine said. Ideally, the doctor said, all bullets should be extracted for evidence.
A person close Ponty's family said: "We waited at AIIMS for over four hours and no senior police officer was present when the body was finally handed to us (in the morning) for cremation. Police should have checked the post-mortem report then."
He said police intervened when the body was about to reach the Chhattarpur farmhouse. "Police told us that the post-mortem report was incomplete, and bullets were inside the body. We were shocked to know that a second post mortem had to be conducted," he said.
- City’s maternal mortality rate at alarming 158
- ‘Suspect’s DNA not found on victim’s body’
- C-130J: No Chinese products found in US checks, says IAF
- Tamil film on Lanka pulled off screens amid protests
- Will act on report based on Tejpal CCTV tapes: Goa Police
- Thai court orders extradition of NSCN arms deals ‘broker’