Sabharwal?s son calls for DNA test of heart
PERTURBED OVER the manner in which his father?s heart was being ?tossed? from one place to other by the police, Himanshu Sabharwal, son of Prof Sabharwal, who died on August 26 during students? council elections at Ujjain, today lodged a formal complaint demanding a DNA test of the heart of his father which has been sent to Indore the second time.Updated: Sep 09, 2006 14:11 IST
PERTURBED OVER the manner in which his father’s heart was being ‘tossed’ from one place to other by the police, Himanshu Sabharwal, son of Prof Sabharwal, who died on August 26 during students’ council elections at Ujjain, today lodged a formal complaint demanding a DNA test of the heart of his father which has been sent to Indore the second time.
“I have given a formal letter to Ujjain SP Jaideep Prasad. I have demanded a DNA test to ascertain if the heart sent to Indore is that of my father’s,” Himanshu told Hindustan Times from Ujjain.
After the Medico-Legal Institute (MLI), Bhopal, recommended that histopathy be conducted on the Professor’s heart, Ujjain police had sent it to Indore. But the MY Hospital returned the packet saying it “was not sealed properly.” Now, Ujjain police have sent it to Indore again after proper procedures.
Himanshu has already lodged a case in a court at Ujjain objecting to Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan describing his father’s death as an ‘accident’ and not a murder.
“The court has given us the date on September 15 wherein the two witnesses would be examined. Then the court might consider media reports before delivering the verdict,” he said adding, “Our whole aim is to establish and assert that this (Prof Sabharwal’s death) was not an accident in any way.”
“Only then a proper and just inquiry can be conducted,” he said. The turn of events after Himanshu’s vocal demands had led to some unidentified persons threatening him two days ago. “I have lodged an FIR regarding the threat too at the Neelganga police station,” Himanshu said.
Meanwhile, Prof Sabharwal’s heart has finally landed at the pathology department of MY Hospital this morning. The requisite tests would be conducted and the report submitted to the concerned authorities in due course, according to hospital PRO Dr Anita Mutha.
“The histopathy would take about 15 days. However, the report will not be released to the media. It is the internal and confidential matter of the department,” she added.
First Published: Sep 09, 2006 14:11 IST