The autopsy of six militants killed in the Pathankot gunbattle was conducted amidst tight security on Thursday.
A team of six doctors, led by Dr Tarsem Singh, district health officer Pathankot civil hospital, conducted the postmortem.
The bodies of four militants — wrapped in polybags —and the mutilated parts of two militants, charred in the blasts, were shifted to the mortuary of the civil hospital on Wednesday night,
To rule out the possibility of explosives inside the bodies, a series of scans were conducted before these were sent for autopsy.
Sources said the exercise was conducted to ensure safety of the doctors conducting the autopsy.
Security forces didn’t want to take any chances, especially after NSG’s Lt Col Niranjan EK was killed in a blast during the mopping-up operation at the base.
The panel took the bodies for X-ray examination around 11 am after which the postmortem was conducted. The entire process culminated at 5 pm.
Pathankot senior medical officer Dr Bhupinder Singh claimed the militants seemed to be in the age group of 20 to 30. He said the samples have been sent for DNA analysis and details would be revealed after they receive the reports.
Sources said the autopsy suggested that the militants were been killed four to five days back. The food found in their stomach was in the form of juices.