Ghaziabad: AIIMS panel to examine Arman Sehgal’s post-mortem report
The post-mortem report of GD Goenka student Arman Sehgal will now be examined by a panel of doctors from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). The move comes after the Ghaziabad district administration had written to officials of AIIMS for an opinion on the boy’s postmortem report.noida Updated: Oct 05, 2017 22:29 IST
The post-mortem report of GD Goenka student Arman Sehgal will now be examined by a panel of doctors from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). The move comes after the Ghaziabad district administration had written to officials of AIIMS for an opinion on the boy’s postmortem report.
Arman, 9 , had died on August 1 this year after ‘falling’ in the second floor corridor of his school. The boy had arrived at the school to appear for a unit test when he ‘accidentally fell’. Arman’s family had immediately alleged negligence on part of school authorities and also lodged an FIR under IPC sections of culpable homicide not amounting to murder and destruction of evidence at Indirapuram police station.
Following the request from Ghaziabad district administration officials, the medical superintendent of AIIMS forwarded the request to its department of forensic medicines and toxicology and formed a medical board to study the autopsy report.
“The officials from AIIMS have sought certain reports related to Arman’s case along with pictures, videography of the post-mortem and other related documents, before they can give an opinion on the report of the deceased. We have written to the investigating officer of the case to provide details to the AIIMS panel within three days,” said Rajesh Kumar Yadav, additional district magistrate (finance & revenue), who is also the official conducting a magisterial inquiry in Arman Sehgal’s death.
A magisterial inquiry in the case was initiated by Ghaziabad authorities on August 4. The probe officer so far has recorded the statements of Arman’s family members and relatives and also of staff and officials of GD Goenka School in Indirapuram.
“The opinion of the AIIMS medical panel on Arman’s post-mortem report will be the last document that will be made part of the magisterial inquiry. After that, the inquiry will be concluded. The police have, so far, failed to hand over the relevant documents to the AIIMS panel,” Yadav added.
On their part, officers of Indirapuram police station said that the investigating officer had attended a hearing in the case on October 4 in Allahabad.
“The investigating officer returned on Thursday and will soon visit AIIMS, along with all documents. There is no delay on our part,” said RK Mishra, circle officer (Indirapuram).
GD Goenka school authorities had earlier moved the Allahabad high court in a bid to quash the FIR against five of its officials. The hearing in the case is
Arman’s family too had moved the Supreme Court in a bid to get the CBI to probe the case. However, the apex court directed them to the Allahabad high court and asked the high court to take up the case expeditiously and decide the matter by October 15.