The controversy surrounding the autopsy of a woman gang-raped and murdered near Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh last week turned murkier Wednesday with the opposition parties accusing the government and police of a whitewash job.
National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Friday issued notice to Madhy Pradesh government following reports that autopsies were being done in an open room in the middle of a residential colony in the state`s Sagar district.
The All India Institute of Medical Sciences told a service tribunal that Dr Sudhir Kumar Gupta, head of its Forensic Medicine Department, was indulging in "publicity gimmick" by levelling charges of being pressurised over Sunanda Pushkar`s autopsy.
With the postmortem of the British citizen, whose body was found in a plastic bag in southeast Delhi last Sunday, failing to identify the exact cause of his death, police investigation in yet another high-profile case has hit a roadblock due to inconclusive forensic reports.
Battling the odds, divers from the Navy continued their search for more bodies on board submarine INS Sindhurakshak without any success but managed to open a second access to the sunken vessel during an overnight "challenging but critical" operation.
Sarabjit Singh, the Indian prisoner who died after a murderous attack in a Lahore jail, was on Friday cremated with full state honours of a martyr as tens of thousands of people joined in to bid him a tearful farewell.
A Pakistani medical board completed autopsy on the body of Indian death row convict Sarabjit Singh, who died early today after being comatose for almost a week following an attack by other prisoners at a Lahore jail.