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Suicide or homicide, Mohali cops want to know

chandigarh Updated: Sep 10, 2012 21:42 IST
HT Correspondent

Former Haryana additional advocate general Anuradha Bali alias Fiza died of poisoning. But, the SAS Nagar police want the board to clarify whether the poison detected in the body could have been administered forcibly or by concealing it with some eatable.


In its opinion forwarded to the police, the board of doctors has said: "The cause of death is poisoning due to aluminum phosphide insecticide in presence of ethyl alcohol". As per the doctors, the chemical analysis of Fiza had reported aluminium phosphide, a poison commonly used to kill rats, and ethyl alcohol in her stomach. Aluminium phosphide is available under various brand names, including Celphos.

Though the police received the opinion of the board of doctors on Monday, the officials remained tightlipped awaiting replies to the pointed queries sent to the board of doctors. Police officials have reportedly asked the board of doctors who had conducted the postmortem whether the poison detected from the body of the deceased be concealed in any eatable or liquid and administered to any person without his/her knowledge? The other clarification is if such a poison could be administered forcefully and whether the present case was of suicide or homicide?

"We have received the opinion of the board of doctors terming poisoning as the cause of death, but we have sought certain clarifications. I will be able to comment only after getting these clarifications," said SAS Nagar SSP Gurpreet Singh Bhullar.

The highly decomposed body of Fiza, the estranged wife of former deputy chief minister of Haryana Chander Mohan, was recovered from her house on August 6. The medical report of the pathology department of Rajindra government medical college and hospital in Patiala remained "inconclusive" as "decomposed" heart of Fiza had failed to put light on the reasons leading to her "mysterious" death.

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Hunting for answers to it queries on the opinion of the board of doctors, the cops on Monday kept tracking various members of the medical board that conducted the post-mortem. Out of the three doctors, who are the members of the board, one has since been transferred to Ropar while the other is posted at the Sector 39 dispensary in Chandigarh and both were not available to sign the queries till late evening.