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Resignation of Batcha's autopsy doctor rejected

The Tamil Nadu government today rejected the resignation of Dr V Dekal, who conducted the autopsy of Sadhick Batcha, the former union telecom minister A Raja's aide who allegedly committed suicide last week. HT reports.

india Updated: Mar 21, 2011 18:23 IST
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The Tamil Nadu government on Monday rejected the resignation of Dr V Dekal, who conducted the autopsy of Sadhick Batcha, the former union telecom minister A Raja's aide who allegedly committed suicide last week.

Royapettah Government Hospital Resident Medical Officer A Elango confirmed the receipt of Dekal's resignation on March 3, 13 days before Batcha's death on March 16.

"The government has declined to accept his resignation due to scarcity of staff and he is expected to report for duty by Tuesday," he said.

Earlier in the morning, Dr Dekal had told press persons he had put in his papers and was waiting to be relieved so that he could contest the assembly polls as an independent candidate.

"I will be associated with the case and will attend court as and when required," he said.

Sources, however, said Dr Dekal was also perturbed that he was being denied access to the video recording of the post-mortem.

On deputation to Royapettah from Kilpauk Medical College in Chennai, Dr Dekal had conducted the post-mortem on Thursday, a day after Batcha's body was found hanging from the ceiling of his bedroom in his house at Teynampet in central Chennai.

Dr Dekal's preliminary finding was that the promoter of the Green House Promoters might have died due to asphyxia, but he had sent skin tissues and internal organs for laboratory tests to ascertain the exact cause of the death, it being a high profile and sensitive case. He was expecting the reports in a fortnight.

Batcha, Raja and others have been indicted in the 2G-spectrum scam case and Batcha allegedly left a suicide note, citing "embarrassment" as the cause of his decision.