Deposing before a local court during a hearing in the 2015 Behbal Kalan police firing, the doctor who conducted the autopsy of the two victims maintained that both died due to bullet injuries.
Dr Rajiv Joshi, head of the forensic medicine department at the Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital, Faridkot, told the court of judicial magistrate of first class Shweta Dass that he along with Dr Nitin Nagpal and Dr Paramdeep Singh conducted the post-mortem examination of Krishan Bhagwan Singh of Behbal Khurd and Gurjeet Singh, aka Bittu, of Sarawan village.
“Injuries were ante-mortem (before death) in nature. The cause of death in this case in our opinion was craniocerebral damage due to a firearm injury,” said Dr Joshi.
Krishan’s brother Resham Singh in February this year filed a complaint against three senior Moga cops, alleging they ordered opening of fire on people protesting against sacrilege in October 2015. “Resham had appealed in court to summon the three cops to face trial as accused in the case,” said his counsel Amit Kumar Mittal.
The case was adjourned for May 20.