Doctors have sent the heart tissue of a 14-year-old boy, Rajath Menon, who died in an alleged scuffle with two brothers in east Delhi for pathology test to ascertain the cause of death and whether it was caused by cardiac arrest, said sources.
The pathology report is expected by Friday, said a source.
The post-mortem examination was conducted last Thursday at Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital, a day after Menon allegedly died in the scuffle with the sons of a paan shop owner in east Delhi’s Mayur Vihar Phase III.
The preliminary post-mortem report did not indicate signs of internal or external injury on Menon’s body, said police. Menon’s family has accused the brothers of beating him to death over a petty issue. The brothers, who claim to be minors, are lodged in a correctional home.
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Police have submitted an application before the Juvenile Justice Board to treat one of the accused as an adult, as his school certificate shows his age to be above 18 years.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (east) Rishi Pal said the cause of death would only be ascertained after the viscera and final post-mortem report came. “The investigation is being conducted according to the law and all the aspects are being verified,” said Pal.
Menon’s family members and residents of Mayur Vihar had gathered in the locality Sunday and appealed for justice. The residents claimed the paan shops sell drugs to youngsters in the locality. Some paan kiosks in the area area were damaged by local residents after the incident.