MBBS student Namrata Damor, whose body was found near railway tracks in Ujjain district in 2012 after her name figured in the Vyapam scam, had died a "homicidal" death caused by "violent asphyxia as a result of smothering", says her post-mortem report.
The report further mentions that nail injuries were found on her face. The autopsy was conducted at district hospital in Ujjain.
The findings were suggestive of the death being "homicidal", as per the autopsy report issued on January 9, 2012.
As Madhya Pradesh Police decided to reopen the case of her death, the doctors who conducted the post-mortem said they never mentioned in their report that it was a case of suicide.
Earlier police had registered a "murder" case in this regard and later termed the incident as an "accident" and closed the case, a police official said.
The autopsy report was signed by Dr BB Purohit (Forensic Medicine), Dr OP Gupta (Medical Officer) and Dr Anita Joshi (Gynaecologist).
Dr Purohit told PTI that "the panel of doctors that conducted the post-mortem has never mentioned in their short PM report as well as the detailed PM report that it was a case of suicide."
"We also found nail injuries at three places on her face," he said.
When the body was brought for post-mortem, at that time it was unidentified, Dr Purohit said.
The report also advised for "histopathological examinations to rule out any sexual intercourse prior to death."
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Her case came back to focus after the sudden death of TV journalist Akshay Singh in Jhabua district's Meghnagar town recently after he interviewed Namrata's father.
Ujjain district's superintendent of police Manohar Singh Varma said, "We have ordered a review of the death of Namrata Damor. Sub-divisional officer of police (SDOP), Tarana, RK Sharma will reopen the case."
Namrata was studying at the government MGM Medical College in Indore and it was suspected that she took admission with the help of the racket involved in the high-profile Vyapam scam that is said to have claimed 45 lives so far.