It has now been confirmed that the autopsy conducted on the body of AIIMS student Saravanan Ganesh reveals that he could not have killed himself. The autopsy report by the Department of Forensic Medicine at AIIMS, Delhi, has called for a ‘meticulous investigation of the person/persons involved’.
On July 10, 26-year-old Saravanan Ganeshan was found dead in his rented flat in Hauz Khas village in Delhi. The police claimed that the doctor had committed suicide by injecting a poison into his bloodstream, suspected to be potassium chloride.
It has been reported earlier that the post mortem report rules out suicide. However this is the first time the report has been released in the public domain. The report was handed over to Saravanan’s family following a court order.
The operative part of the report reads - "Poisoning by intravenous injection.The exact fixing of canula on the right forearm, as found in this case, is not possible by the deceased himself and self insertion is ruled out. Injection canula could only be inserted by a person trained with this procedure hence it requires a meticulous investigation about the person/persons involved."
"This is what all of us have been saying, and now that the autopsy is in the public domain, police should fastrack the probe," Aravind Gandhi, Saravanan's friend, told The News Minute
DCP (south) of Delhi police, Ishwar Singh said,"I have not gone through the report as I was outstation until Tuesday. I will go through the case documents and then comment."
Saravanan, who was pursuing General Medicine at AIIMS, hails from Tiruppur district. After completing his MBBS from Madurai Medical College, he secured the 73rd rank in the AIIMS entrance exam, qualifying for Pathology. He quit the course in March and returned to Tiruppur and spent three months preparing for the AIIMS entrance exam again. Securing the 47th rank this year, he qualified for General Medicine.
Family and friends claim that it was impossible for Saravanan, who was right-handed, to inject himself with his left hand. This is just one among the many other doubts they have raised.
Political leaders from Tamil Nadu including MK Stalin, Kanimozhi and Anbumani Ramadoss have also sought the state government’s intervention in the case.