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Rizwanur's body to be exhumed after post mortem analysis

CBI will approach the DGHS for constituting the team of experts which will examine the postmortem report.

india Updated: Oct 24, 2007 22:03 IST

A decision on whether or not to exhume the body of Rizwanur Rehman, the computer graphics teacher of Kolkata who had married the daughter of a Hindu industrialist, would be taken after a team of experts studies the post-mortem report, CBI sources said on Wednesday.

The agency, probing the death of Rehman, will approach the Director General of Health Services (DGHS) for constituting the team of experts that would examine the postmortem report.

CBI sources said since AIIMS Doctor PD Dogra had been suspended by the Health Ministry, it was now going to approach the DGHS for constituting a team of doctors for examining the autopsy report.

Dogra was preferred by the investigating agency because of his quick examination in Nithari (Noida) serial killings and identification of victims.

But now the DGHS will have to provide the agency with a fresh panel of experts which would go into the report and advise whether a fresh postmortem was required, they said.

Exhuming of Rizwanur's body would be beneficial right now as even the soft tissues within the body of the deceased would be intact, a CBI official, attahced with the probe into the death, said.

The CBI team, which had collected evidence, was analysing all of them so that a questionaire could be prepared for quizzing other witnesses in the case, they said.

Asked whether officials of Kolkata police would be questioned by CBI, the sources said a list had been prepared to grill all those whose name had figured directly or indirectly in this case.

Rizwanur, who had married Priyanka, the daughter of Hindu businessman Ashok Todi on August 18 against the wishes of his father in-law, was found dead on September 21 by a rail track in Kolkata.

The CBI did not rule out the possibility of questioning former city Police Commissioner Prasun Mukherjee who had admitted on September 23 that Rizwanur and Priyanka were summoned to the police headquarters on September one, four and eight when two officers of Deputy Commissioner rank tried to persuade her to return to her parent.

Mukherjee and the two Deputy Commissioners were shunted out a day after Calcutta High Court ordered the CBI probe into Rizwanur's death on a petition by the deceased's family and rapped the former city police chief for being prejudicial against investigation.

The state govenment, which had initially ordered a CID probe into the incident on September 24, later ordered a judicial inquiry just after three days as Rizwanur's death caused a national outcry.

The CBI registered a murder case aainst Ashok Todi on Otober 19 and formed a special team headed by a Joint Director, to go into the circumstances leading to Rizwanur's death.

First Published: Oct 24, 2007 21:51 IST