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Hoshiarpur: No autopsy for Israeli national

punjab Updated: May 09, 2015 18:22 IST
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The family of Israeli girl Maia Josephine Davies, who was found dead in a Vipassana centre in district's Anandgarh village on Friday, has refused to get an autopsy conducted on her body, saying it was forbidden in Jewish religion.

"Postmortem/autopsy is strictly forbidden in Jewish religion. Therefore in respect of religious sentiments of the family, autopsy should not be performed on the corpse," an official of the embassy of Israel wrote to the district police.

"The embassy has informed that the family does not want a police probe, hence we are handing over the body to the embassy staff that is expected to arrive by late evening," said Sadar station house officer Lakhvir Singh.

The Vipassana centre managers had claimed that the girl was asthmatic and had died of a "sudden attack". Girl's fiancé, who was also in the centre for a wellness course, had also corroborated their statement. However playing safe, the police had taken the body in custody and informed the embassy.