Investigators to study meds governor’s son was on

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Lucknow
  • Updated: Mar 28, 2015 00:22 IST

In an effort to unravel the mystery surrounding the death of Madhya Pradesh governor Ramnaresh Yadav’s son Shailesh Yadav, investigators will seek details of his illness and the medicines he had consumed before being found dead at his Mall Avenue bungalow on Wednesday.

Suspicion was raised over his death as Shailesh, along with his father, was named as an accused in the multi-crore Professional Examination Board scam in Madhya Pradesh. The MP special task force officials had recently gone to Lucknow to interrogate him but were unable to find him.

Sources said medico-legal experts, who also suspect the possibility of poisoning after primary examination of the post-mortem report, had asked cops to make the details available at the earliest.

Earlier, the cause of death was not confirmed in the post-mortem examination, after which doctors had preserved the viscera, suspecting poisoning. The heart was also preserved for the purpose.

“The details in the post-mortem report suggested that most of the body organs were congested, which often happens due to lack of oxygen, a common occurrence in cases of poisoning,” said an expert.

“In this case, overdose of medicine or self-medication is possible, so we require details of medicines being consumed by him to reach the final conclusion,” he added.

Earlier on Wednesday, Lucknow Congress MLA Rita Bahuguna Joshi said Shailesh was a chronic diabetic and had high blood pressure. His domestic help had said he often consumed medicines for his illness.

Shailesh’s younger brother Ajay Naresh Yadav on Friday said the entire family was under immense pressure after his brother’s named cropped up in the scam, adding that he would speak to the media in two-three days.

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