Bhopal acid attack: Medical expert’s view on Sanjay’s death only an opinion, say cops

After a medico-legal expert said it was rare for Sanjay Patil — the accused in the acid attack — to have inflicted multiple wounds on himself, officers investigating the case insisted that his view was just an opinion and not the autopsy’s final outcome.
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Updated on May 24, 2015 11:13 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Bhopal

After a medico-legal expert said it was rare for Sanjay Patil — the accused in the acid attack — to have inflicted multiple wounds on himself, officers investigating the case insisted that his view was just an opinion and not the autopsy’s final outcome.

The police have now gone ahead with the version provided by the acid attack victim Renu Sahu.

Renu Sahu was on Friday attacked with acid by Sanjay Patil, who was allegedly harassing her for a year.

She had sustained 50% burns and is being treated at a private hospital, where her condition is stated to be stable.

However, Sanjay Patil's wife and his two daughters had gone to Ashoka Garden police station and met police officers.

Patil's daughter Shivani Patil said it was a murder and not a suicide and the police were trying to give it a colour of suicide.

They also handed over a few letters written by Patil, in which he clearly mentioned that everything was fine between Renu and him and it was the gym owner Amol Karmalkar who was creating problem in their lives.

In the letter, Patil said if he died, the gym owner would be responsible for his death.

Assistant superintendent of police Riyaz Iqbal said: "According to circumstantial evidences and witnesses, it appears to be a case of suicide because it is not possible that nobody saw the murder. Even the letter suggests that it was a suicide. But we are not ruling out the possibility of homo-suicidal. We have also recovered the vehicle, which was used in the acid attack."

Sanjay Patil's friend Irfan, who also allegedly chased the victim and threw acid on her, was presented in the court, which sent him to a three-day police remand.

Read: Bhopal acid attack case gets murkier; uncertainty continues over cause of suspect's death

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