Rejecting the suicide theory of the police, family members of deputy Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Y S Sachan, who was found dead under mysterious circumstances, on Friday demanded that a case of murder be lodged.
"An application by doctor Sachan's wife Malti has been sent late last night to top officials including Principal Secretary (Home) and DIG Lucknow that an FIR be lodged and the case should be investigated thoroughly," the deputy CMO's elder brother R K Sachan said.
He said those behind the "murder" should be identified and punished. "The postmortem report clearly indicates that it's a clear cut case of murder," Sachan said while reiterating his demand for a CBI probe in the case.
He said excessive bleeding has been mentioned as the cause of death in the autopsy report which indicates murder. "Hanging cannot be caused by a belt. A doctor cannot inflict so many injuries on his own body as slitting one vein is sufficient to cause death," Sachan said.
"It is clear that first he was killed and later his body was dragged to the first floor and the incident was made too look as suicide," he said. Sachan, however, said there was no need for a second autopsy as the postmortem report was clear.
Some family members of the deputy CMO had on Thursday demanded a second autopsy by an AIIMS doctor.
The main accused in the murder of Chief Medical Officer (Family Welfare) B P Singh, Sachan was found dead under mysterious circumstances inside the Lucknow district jail hospital on Wednesday night, after which the government ordered a judicial probe into the incident.