AIIMS team meets doctors who did autopsy on Batcha

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.