AIIMS team meets doctors who did autopsy on Batcha

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 5, 2011 - 00:45

Chennai: A two-member team from the All India
Institute of Medical Sciences on Monday met doctors who performed
autopsy on the body of former Telecom Minister A Raja`s aide
and realtor Sadiq Batcha after his alleged suicide at his
residence in March this year.



Led by Dr TD Dogra, an expert in forensic medicine and
toxicology, they met two doctors here who did the autopsy on
Batcha, official sources said.

Thirty eight-year-old Batcha, who was Managing Director
of Greenhouse Promoters, a firm under the scanner of CBI and
Enforcement Directorate in connection with the 2G spectrum
scam, was found hanging in his house at Teynampet in South
Chennai on March 16 by his wife and driver.



Dr Dekal, who performed the autopsy, had said that
Batcha`s death was due to asphyxia and his body showed
compression of the neck with hanging mark and that the cause
of death cannot be confirmed till the forensic report was
received.



Dr Dekal had put in his papers in the first week of
March, saying he planned to contest the April 13 Assembly
elections.

In mid-March, he had moved the High Court seeking a
direction to consider his resignation since no action was
taken by the authorities concerned, following which the court
had directed Director of Public Health to consider it and pass
orders.



However, on march 25, the state government rejected his
resignation on grounds of shortage of staff and intimation on
short notice.



PTI




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