AIIMS Panel Rules Out Murder Theories In SSR Death Case

In a recent development related to the death case of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, AIIMS doctors at Delhi have claimed that the actor was not murdered but died by suicide. AIIMS ruled out the theories of poisoning and strangling put by Sushant Singh Rajput’s family and lawyer in its report to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

Dr. Sudhir Gupta, who led the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) panel re-evaluating Sushant Singh Rajput’s post-mortem and viscera reports, said in a statement that it was a case of suicide and the murder angle has been completely ruled out.

A panel of AIIMS doctors was formed to re-evaluate Sushant Singh Rajput’s post- mortem and viscera reports based on the 20 percent viscera sample available with them. The forensic agencies have also examined a laptop, two hard disks, a canon camera, and two mobile phones during the probe of the case.

The doctors of AIIMS had submitted their findings to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on September 29. The findings of the AIIMS medical board coincides with the findings of Cooper Hospital, where Sushant Singh Rajput’s autopsy was conducted. Further, the current evidence points out to be a case of suicide, with no foul play.

The CBI now continues to probe the original charge of ‘abetment to suicide’ that was listed by the Bihar Police. According to the AIIMS report, its panel has completed the examination and closed the file after giving convincing medico-legal opinion in this case. The CBI is supporting the report with its investigation. AIIMS reported that it has dismissed all the theories of poisoning and strangling.

Dr. Avadhesh Narayan Khare MD Medicine, DM – Cardiology and MBBS, talked to the Healthwire and said, “The medical and viscera reports should have been investigated at the time of the death itself to find out the exact reason behind it. The viscera reports can’t provide proper evidence now as it too late to investigate the matter because the tissues would have already been decomposed and won’t be of much use for any medical investigation”

As far the strangulation is questioned it could be identified easily that it is a murder or suicide after seeing the mark around the neck during the time of death, because it takes a long time for the pathology reports to come, he added

The report further stated that the CBI is likely to continue its probe into “abetment to suicide”, the charge that was originally listed by the Bihar Police. All the evidence is open in the CBI to probe and if any evidence comes to lights of proving anything foul, Section 302 of the IPC, which is a murder charge, will be added. However, the CBI has been conducting the case for 57 days and nothing has come up so far. But with the forensic reports now it is up to to the investigating team agency to take the case to its logical conclusion.

Meanwhile, Sushant Singh Rajput’s family’s lawyer, Vikas Singh, had earlier claimed that as per an AIIMS doctor; the cause of the actor’s death was “200% strangulation”. Vikas Singh had said, “Getting frustrated by the delay in CBI deciding to convert abetment to suicide to the murder of SSR [Sushant Singh Rajput]. The Doctor who is part of the AIIMS team had told me long back that the photos sent by me indicated 200% that it’s death by strangulation and not suicide.”

Dr. Sudhir Gupta had termed these claims as “incorrect” and had said in response to Vikas Singh, “The investigation is still going on. What he is saying is not correct. We can’t conclude simply on murder or suicide based on just ligature marks and scene of the crime. Need more investigation which is still going on and not concluded.”

Sushant Singh Rajput was reportedly found dead at his Bandra home on 14 June. The Mumbai Police had called it a case of suicide and had filed an Accidental Death Report (ADR) the same day, after which they began investigating the case. The post-mortem report of the actor had also stated asphyxia due to hanging as the cause of death.

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