Gujarat: No foul play in death of BJP leader Praffulgiri Goswami, say police

According to the report, Goswami died due to myocardial heart failure, arising out of excessive consumption of ethyl alcohol, the compound found in liquor.

By: Express News Service | Vadodara | Updated: January 7, 2016 3:16 am

RULING out foul play as the cause of the sudden death of BJP leader Praffulgiri Goswami on December 24, Vadodra Police said on Wednesday that he died due to myocardial heart failure according to the viscera report submitted by the the SSG Hospital.

“We have received the report from doctors at SSG hospital regarding the examination of the viscera. It states that Goswami suffered a myocardial heart failure due to excessive consumption of alcohol. This has ruled out any angle of suspicion of foul play,” Commissioner of Police, Vadodara, E Radhakrishana said.

Doctors of the SSG hospital submitted a concluding medical report to the Vadodara police on Wednesday evening, after drawing conclusions from the findings of the Gandhinagar Forensic Laboratory. According to the report, Goswami died due to myocardial heart failure, arising out of excessive consumption of ethyl alcohol, the compound found in liquor.

An expert from SSG hospital said heart failure is a common result of excessive alcohol consumption.

The doctor said, “Alcohol consumption can cause sudden cardiovascular changes that can lead to unexpected death. When consumed in excessive amounts, alcohol can cause cardiac enlargement, which was evident in the autopsy conducted on Goswami.”

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