Delhi Police Special Cell Inspector Mohan Chand Sharma’s postmortem reportedly revealed he died of a heart attack as a result of excessive bleeding.
Doctors did not find any bullet in Sharma’s body. “There were bullet injuries but no bullets inside the officer’s body,” said a doctor in the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Trauma Centre. It could hint at the fact that the shots were fired from a very close range.
Sources in the Trauma Centre said analysis of reports handed over by the Holy Family Hospital, where Sharma was admitted after he was shot, coupled with their initial findings show he had died of heart attack arising out of excessive blood loss.
According to doctors at Holy Family hospital, there was an initial X-ray done on Sharma’s chest and abdomen soon after he was brought to the hospital, which did not reveal any bullets lodged in his body.
“There were firearm injuries to his left shoulder, left upper arm, left upper abdomen and right hip but no bullets,” said a doctor at Holy family. Doctors who conducted the postmortem feel in all likelihood, just two bullets had pierced through his body.
When asked to specify from which part of the body did the bullet enter and exit, a senior doctor said the study of the passage of bullets showed that one could have entered from the left shoulder and exited from the left upper arm and the other from the abdomen and then the hips.