- The investigating officer of the case R. Narayan said that the cause of the death was sudden cardiac arrest.
- While the police reached late, the doctors didn’t diagnose skull injury correctly, said Anjaneyulu Dodde in a report that surfaced on July 12.
Forced to chant slogans of Jai Shriram and Jai Hanuman, beaten to death 24-year-old Tabrez Ansari gave up his life due to religious fervor of Indian bigotries. This was, though, not the only case but the worst incident of minority persecution at the hands of the charged mob who beat him for continuous 7 hours.
The sectarian violence in India considerably increased under the Narendra Modi government. The widow of Tabrez Ansari got to know that she’s pregnant only two days after the death of her husband. The newly-wed wife of the deceased couldn’t bear the stress and lost her child. Doctors told that the reason for the mishap was the stress that her body failed to cope with.
The subsequent investigation of the case by police sent the family of Tabrez into further dismay as police report excluded the charges of murder and mentioned the cause of death as sudden cardiac arrest.
“We are hearing reports that Tabrez died of a sudden cardiac arrest. He, however, had a big wound on his head, his skull had been cracked due to the beating. How can they say that the cause of death is just cardiac arrest? Tabrez’s lawyer Altaf Hussain asks, reported Raghav Bahl and Ritu Kapoor’s The Quint.
The investigating officer of the case R. Narayan said that the cause of the death was sudden cardiac arrest. “We have sought a double opinion (opinion from two doctors) who have confirmed this,” he said.
The pronounced cause of death doesn’t provide the basis for the police to remove Section 302 from the charge sheet. The lawyer of the deceased has filed a petition in the court on August 31 carrying the objection of removal of murder charges from the charge sheet.
A three-member team headed by the Deputy Commissioner Anjaneyulu Dodde was set to probe into the ultimate cause of Tabrez’s death and the investigating team pinned the responsibility on the police as well as on doctors.
“While the police reached late, the doctors didn’t diagnose skull injury correctly, said Anjaneyulu Dodde in a report that surfaced on July 12.
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