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Post mortem begins on Gujjars killed in firing

india Updated: Jun 02, 2008 16:48 IST
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Three medical teams on Monday started the post mortem of 16 bodies killed in police firing on May 23 at agitation site at Piloopura village in Bharatpur district after facing initial irritant .

Chairman Gujjars leaders including Rajasthan Gujjars arakshan samiti col kirori singh bainsala wanted a simultaneous post mortem of other bodies lying at Sikandra in dausa and Swaimadhopur districts.

Rajasthan government acceded to his request and shifted 14 bodies from SMS hospital to Sikandra whereas gujjars agitators were in the possession of 6 bodies.

20 demonstrators were killed in the firing on May 24 when the protesters torched the police station.

District administration Bharatpur had sent four bodies to Piloopura on Sunday but the post mortem could not be conducted as baisnala wanted government to conduct the post mortem of all bodies also.

Principal secretary irrigation S.N.Thanvi who negotiated with the gujjars leaders said “ as per understanding reached with bainsala, the post-mortem of the bodies has started which will be completed within 3 hours today. we removed the apprehensions of gujjars leaders about the impartiality in performing the post mortem.”

Thanvi said “col bainsala has passed on the message to gujjars leaders to allow the doctors to start post mortem of bodies at Sikandra(20 ) and Swaimadhopur(2 ).”

“bainsala has agreed to cremate the bodies which may change the current atmosphere of mistrust and lead to start of a dialogue to settle the current imbroglio,” thanvi said.

Narpat Singh Shekhawat, Medical Superintendent SMS hospital said “two teams of the six doctors, accompanied the bodies which were escorted by the police to take them to Sikandara.”

“Autopsy of one of the 14 bodies had earlier been performed in SMS hospital on Saturday who has been identified as that of Rakesh,” Medical superintendent , Singh said.