The autopsy report of 33-year old PhD scholar Kashung Kengoo has revealed that he suffered eight stab wounds and other injuries inflicted with a “sharp object”.
Kengoo, who belongs to Ukhrul district in Manipur, was found with his throat slit last week in his rented accommodation in Kotla Mubarakpur, South Delhi.
Speaking to Newsline, Phungsok — who is a distant cousin of Kengoo — said the autopsy findings debunk the suicide theory reportedly being floated by police.
“Kengoo had eight stab wounds. The injuries to his head, as the autopsy noted, were so bad that his head could have been severed from his neck. He could not have committed suicide,” he said.
Phungsok added that the family does not suspect anyone with regard to the crime. He said Kengoo was shy and did not have any friends or foes.
“He focused on his studies and had recently started looking for a job. So, we are quite confused as to who did this and why,” he said.
“The autopsy report reveals that he was stabbed multiple times. The slit wound on the neck was also found to be very deep, which is very unlikely in suicide cases. We are probing all angles in the matter including murder. Investigation is on,” a senior police officer said.
Kengoo was a PhD scholar from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai. He did his doctorate on the challenges faced by his tribe, Tangkhul Naga, in higher education in Ukhrul.