Syed Yousuf died of Myocardial infarction: HoD Forensic Medicines GMC
'Where Is Original Postmortem Report?'
D A RASHID
Srinagar, June 22: The Bedi Commission probing death of National Conference worker, Syed Yousuf Shah on Friday recorded the statements of Dr Fareeda Noor, HOD Forensic Medicines Govt Medical College Srinagar and Dr Irshad Ahmad Kuchay who attended Shah at Crime Branch Headquaters and in Police hospital.
While recording the statement of Dr Fareeda, who was heading the team of doctors who performed autopsy on Shah, Justice Bedi sought the original postmortem report which was not available.
Dr Noor told the Commission that the autopsy report was submitted to the Additional District Magistrate, who conducted the Magisterial Inquiry into death of Yousuf.
The Commission directed the Additional District Magistrate to produce the report before the Commission on the next date of hearing on July 5.
The Commission also directed Dr Fareeda to be present on the next date of hearing to prove the original postmortem report which was not available before the Commission today.
Dr Fareeda deposed before the Commission that Forensic Laboratory Report based on gross and microscopic examinations showed defused yellowish streaks of plaque and slides from left ventricle of heart showed hypertrophy of myocardial fibers.
She stated that as per her opinion based on history, postmortem findings, Radiology, Forensic Science and Histopathology reports the cause of death is myocardial infraction.
Dr Fareeda was cross examined by Mushtaq Ahmad Dar, counsel of family of Yousuf.
During cross examination, Dr Fareeda stated that the histopathology tests and analysis was done by Dr Ruby and Dr S Bilal. She said that the tests were not conducted in her presence.
Dr Fareeda deposed that she formulated her opinion on the basis of the tests conducted by them regarding the heart failure of deceased.
She said she has no personal knowledge about the tests and analysis conducted.
The Commission also examined Dr Irshad Ahmad Kuchay who treated Yousuf at Crime Branch headquarters and in Police Hospital.
Dr Kuchay stated that after Shah was admitted in the Police Hospital, he was stable and his vitals were checked up and they were found normal. He deposed that at 9 am on September 30, 2011 his Medical Assistant informed him that the blood pressure of deceased Shah dropped and he rushed to the hospital seeing the patient was sweating with fast pulse and his blood pressure was not recordable.
He deposed that he tried to resuscitate Shah but failed, stating ultimately Shah was declared dead following which, he issued the death certificate.
Counsels, Gaurav Pachnanda and M A Chasho represented the Chief Minister, political Advisor to C M Davinder Raina while the family of Yousuf was represented by Advocate Mushtaq Ahmad Dar. Senior additional Advocate General A M Magray and Advocate Farooq Ahmad Kathwari defended the state.
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