Major delays in procuring viscera reports have been delaying police investigations by almost a year in certain cases. The murder of Aniket Gorse, a class 3 student, found floating in a drum at his Chembur residence on August 20 last year is one such case.
Senior inspector of RCF police station, Dilip Yadav said, “There are several accidental death reports (ADR) at our police station, in which the post mortem of the deceased has not confirmed if the person died because of an accident.”
If the post mortem report is inconclusive, police send the vital organs of the person to the state Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) to find out if the deceased has been poisoned or choked to death.
Yadav added, “In Aniket’s case, the viscera report has confirmed that there was no water inside his stomach, which would have been the case had he drowned. The viscera report pointed out that he died due to choking.”
Since the report came only on Sunday, nine months of crucial investigation time is lost, rued the senior officer. He added, “While we were looking for Aniket’s father Parappa after he went missing, it was still an ADR and hence not a priority. However, as the murder has been confirmed, we will be sending a team to Solapur to question Parappa’s relatives again.”