The first photographs of the crime scene shows heavy bleeding from nose and chin.

Semi digested food in Ktaka IAS officer Anurag Tewari body suggests he died hours before
news Crime Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 08:45

The mystery surrounding the death of IAS officer Anurag Tewari has intensified after the first photographs of the crime scene showed heavy bleeding from Anurag’s nose and chin, reports the Times of India.

“The police said that after medico-legal experts analysed the photographs, they concluded that the wounds were not fresh ones,” Mayank Tewari, Anurag’s brother said.

Experts maintained that based on the clotting of the blood, it was evident that Anurag had been lying in the same position for more than an hour, media reports suggested.

The first information reached the local police at 5.45 am and the body had been spotted 15 minutes before that. Police officer, Harveer Yadav had responded to the call and by the time he arrived at the spot, a few people had gathered around Anurag’s body.

Medico-legal experts, who scrutinised the first photographs of the crime scene and the post mortem report have concluded that Anurag died between 2 and 3 am.

Besides the examination of the first photographs of the crime scene, the experts have concluded this based on the pattern of blood found around Anurag’s face and also after examining the contents of his stomach, liver and intestines.

According to the CCTV footage, Anurag had dined with his batch mate and Lucknow Development Authority Vice Chairman PN Singh. Anurag was seen at the restaurant at 10:10 pm, which is the last footage of him alive. Anurag and Singh then returned to the guesthouse.

According to the autopsy report, 520 ml of semi-digested food was found in Anurag’s body. Faecal matter and gases, which were found in his intestines suggested so. His gall bladder was half full.

“The stomach usually empties within two hours. Even if he had oily food or a meal which had maida, which takes longer to digest, it would not take more than four hours for it to get digested. In Anurag’s case, there was 520 ml material in the system, which indicates that he died sometime between 2 and 3am,” forensic expert, Dr Abhas Kumar Singh told media persons.

Investigations have revealed another turn in the mystery and the police have noted a lapse in the guesthouse’s security. The police have found that the doors to the guesthouse were not locked on the night of Anurag’s death.

On Tuesday, Anurag’s family visited the building and saw that the entrance and exit doors provide access to visitors throughout the night.

“Visitors arrive at the guesthouse at odd hours. We realise how crucial security is now and on May 18, we sent a proposal to install CCTV cameras at strategic points,” Ravindra Pratap Singh, manager of the Meerabai Marg guesthouse told TOI.

 

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