MP Police submit scribe’s viscera samples to FSL, Rohini
A top official from FSL said the laboratory has received Singh’s viscera samples for conducting toxicological analysis, after obtaining permission from the Delhi government's Home Department.
"We usually take samples on special requests by the state government concerned or if being sent by <g data-gr-id="44">court</g>. Here as AIIMS had referred it to us, we had to seek permission from the Delhi government as the incident did not happen in our jurisdiction," said the official.
On Tuesday, a police team from Jhabua had come with the scribe's viscera samples and handed them over to the AIIMS forensic department. But on Wednesday, the AIIMS returned the <g data-gr-id="39">samples,</g> while keeping the tissues.
AIIMS said it does not have the required facilities or mandate to conduct <g data-gr-id="41">toxicological</g> analysis of viscera samples. The toxicological analysis is carried out to determine possible trace of poisoning and its source.
However, AIIMS has agreed to conduct the medical and histopathological test, which involves microscopic examination of tissues to study manifestations of <g data-gr-id="37">disease</g>. The report is likely to be submitted within a month.
According to sources, Jhabua SP Abid Khan had faxed a letter of request to carry out the toxicological tests to the Director of FSL, Dr RK Sarin.
Meanwhile, a three-member AIIMS board, comprising additional professor Dr Adarsh Kumar, professor Dr Millo Tabin and senior resident doctor Shashank <g data-gr-id="35">Pooniya</g> – all from the Forensic department of AIIMS – have started conducting the histopathological test. "There were two sets of viscera samples. One set (tissues) we have accepted and are conducting the histopathological examination of tissues. The other set has been sent to FSL-Delhi for toxicological analysis," AIIMS Forensic Head Dr Sudhir Gupta said.
“At the AIIMS Forensic lab, we will perform post-mortem and histopathological test,” said a senior doctor at AIIMS.
MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan had also spoken to Union Health Minister JP Nadda, urging him that the viscera samples be tested at AIIMS. As per the post-mortem report, no internal or external injury was found on Singh’s body. He had an enlarged heart, which weighed more than normal, and his lungs were congested, the report stated.
However, doctors who conducted the autopsy had “reserved” their opinion on the cause of death.
Govt offers job to Scribe’s sister
The Arvind Kejriwal government on Wednesday offered a job to the sister of deceased TV journalist Akshay Singh when he, along with with Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, visited the victim’s family at their Mayur Vihar residence. The leaders also extended financial assistance to Singh's family and as sought an independent probe into the circumstances leading to the journalist’s death in Bhopal. “The CM has also promised all financial help to us,” said a family member of the victim.