Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government
on Monday said the preliminary post-mortem report of National
Conference worker Syed Mohammad Yousuf showed no external
injuries and the apparent cause of death was stated to be
"The board of doctors in their preliminary postmortem
report have certified that no external injuries were found on
the body of deceased," J-K Home Secretary B R Sharma told
The 61-year-old NC worker had died on September 30
allegedly in police custody while he was being investigated
for a cheating case by the state police`s Crime Branch.
The deceased had allegedly taken Rs 1.18 crore from two
other NC workers for getting them berths in the Legislative
Sharma said as per the death certificate issued by the
hospital, the apparent cause of death is cardio-respiratory
"X-rays of the body show no abnormality and the time of
the death in the report has been shown as less than 12 hours
prior to the completion of the postmortem and handing over of
the body at 7.20 pm on September 30," he said.
Yousuf had been taken to police hospital here after he
complained of abdomen pain after being taken into custody by
Crime Branch, the Home Secretary said.
"The tests including ECG conducted on him at 8.23 pm on
September 29 was normal and the doctor attending to him
informed the Crime Branch next morning that he could be taken
back," he said.
"When the NC worker was being taken from the hospital, he
complained of pain again and was advised an ultrasound test.
Before the tests could be conducted, his blood pressure
dropped and he was declared dead at 9.45 AM on September 30."
Sharma said the final opinion would be available only
after the receipt of forensic science laboratory report.
The Crime Branch had registered an FIR under Section 420
of the Ranbir Penal Code (RPC) at 10 PM on September 29, he