‘Don’t trust Delhi police’: AIIMS student Saravanan’s family asks for CBI probe

Saravanan was found dead in Delhi in July this year.
‘Don’t trust Delhi police’: AIIMS student Saravanan’s family asks for CBI probe
‘Don’t trust Delhi police’: AIIMS student Saravanan’s family asks for CBI probe
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Four months after 26-year-old Saravanan Ganeshan, a student of the prestigious All India Institute for Medical Sciences (AIIMS) was found dead in mysterious circumstances in New Delhi, his parents have demanded for a CBI probe.

Speaking to the media, his father Ganesan said, “We don’t trust the Delhi police. In spite of knowing who the culprits are, the Delhi police is trying to shield them. We want a CBI enquiry.

From the beginning we have maintained that the Delhi police have deliberately scuttled the probe. The murder was an insider’s job, we are sure that no one from outside could have done it."

An autopsy report by the Department of Forensic Medicine at AIIMS found that Saravanan could not have killed himself and 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.

The family alleged on Saturday that Saravanan’s murder was an insider’s job to make a medical seat vacant. His mother said,” A general medicine seat in AIIMS costs Rs 5 crore. That is why he was killed.”

The family pleaded for help from Tamil Nadu’s Chief Secretary in asking for a CBI probe.

Saravanan’s family and friends have been relentlessly trying to make the Delhi police perceive the case as one of homicide.

The operative part of the forensic 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."

Saravanan, who was pursuing General Medicine at AIIMS, hailed 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.

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