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Sabharwal's son demands DNA test on heart

He also expressed anguish over the fact that 14 days had elapsed since his father's death and despite "due to pressure from the government", the police were unable to question nine persons they had identified in the case.

india Updated: Sep 07, 2006 23:41 IST

Expressing anguish at the way police handled the probe into the violence during student union polls in Ujjain, deceased professor HS Sabharwal's son Himanshu demanded that a DNA test be conducted to ascertain whether the heart sent by police for examination was that of his father.

"In view of reports which said that the container carrying the heart of my father was not properly sealed and it was rejected on that ground by the medical college, I demand that the administration conduct a DNA test on the organ to establish whether it belongs to my father or someone else," Himanshu said.

He also expressed anguish over the fact that 14 days had elapsed since his father's death and despite "due to pressure from the government", the police were unable to question nine persons they had identified in the case.

Himanshu said that if nothing happened soon, he would meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to press for handing over the probe to the CBI.

Meanwhile, Ujjain's Superintendent of Police Jaideep Prasad said that the heart had been sent back to MGM Medical College in Indore for examination.

He claimed it was sent in the condition it was received by police from the panel of doctors who conducted an autopsy on Sabharwal's body.

He denied reports that the case containing the heart was not properly sealed or that legal norms were not followed while sending it for tests.