Bhopal encounter: Most bullet wounds on SIMI men found above waist, reveals post-mortem report

The report is yet to be made public, but police sources said there were multiple wounds on each body.

Written by Milind Ghatwai | Bhopal | Updated: November 4, 2016 12:44 pm
bhopal encounter, bhopal jailbreak, simi, simi activists, simi activists killed, bhopal encounter, simi activists killed, owaisi, congress, BJP, india news, Indian express Police personnel guarding outside Bhopal Central Jail after 8 SIMI members escaped on Monday in Bhopal. (PTI Photo)

The post-mortem report of the eight SIMI activists who were gunned down by Madhya Pradesh police in an encounter on the outskirts of Bhopal on Monday suggests that a majority of the bullet wounds were found above the waist. The report, however, does not specify whether the bullets were fired from a distance or close range.

Police received the preliminary autopsy report on Tuesday amid questions over the official version of the events leading to the encounter, particularly after a series of video clips purportedly showed policemen firing at bodies on the ground at the site of the killing.

WATCH VIDEO: Here’s What Police Were Heard Saying During SIMI Activists’ Encounter in Bhopal

The report is yet to be made public, but police sources said there were multiple wounds on each body. The report said that bullets were recovered from four bodies and were found to have passed through the other four.

When contacted, Dr Ashok Sharma, director and head of the state forensic department, said he would not comment on the report as he was “busy in a meeting”.

Dr D K Satpathy, former director of Medico Legal Institute, a government body that functions in the Government Medical College, Bhopal, told The Indian Express that recovery or non-recovery of bullets does not necessarily throw light on the distance from which they were fired.

“Bullets fired from a distance, too, can pass thorough the body if they don’t encounter bones,’’ he said.
The clothes worn by the activists have been sent for further forensic examination, said sources. One operative was shot in the head, while the entry points of some wounds suggest they were shot from behind, said sources.
On Tuesday, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan felicitated the police officers involved in the “shootout and search operation”.
According to police, the eight SIMI activists escaped around 3 am on Monday from the Central Jail in Bhopal after killing a head constable by slitting his throat using spoons and steel plates, and tying up another guard before crossing a wall using a rope made of bedsheets.
Hours later, police said, all eight were killed in an encounter in a forested area over 15 km from the prison premises.

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    Sirius
    Nov 2, 2016 at 5:27 pm
    Worth the risk, Mr. Suresh ! Have you ever lived in UP/Bihar ? Have you even suffered criminal regimes ?
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      Thunga
      Nov 2, 2016 at 4:34 pm
      A similar macre of brahmins will be reconciliation.
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        Mohammed
        Nov 2, 2016 at 11:28 pm
        Wow by questioning these murderers who kiIIed a policeman you are adding Islamic color to terrorism. No wonder when facts show all terrorists are Muslims you jump and say Islam has nothing to do wit it. But you have no shame in ociating these terrorists who kiIIed a policeman as Muslims and calling them innocent. Now don\'t blame the w world when they see how Islam is religion of terrorists. How are they innocents? Just because they are Muslims and you are a Muslim or antiHindu? Aren't you a human first Muslim second and terrorist third?
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          John Joseph
          Nov 2, 2016 at 11:32 pm
          So called Suresh, these criminals kiIIed a policeman and ran. You cannot justify a murder of a policeman and call them innocent. We live ina society and policeman are here to protect us. If people kiII them and you want to protect them just because they are Muslim, then you are justifying that Islam is the religion of terrorists.
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            MyTake
            Nov 2, 2016 at 10:37 pm
            Good opportunity to make money by crooked/corrupt lawyers. There will be many Teestas rising up to he "cause"!!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;I.E. Also sensed the opportunity and started building up the case!!
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              PG
              Nov 2, 2016 at 5:41 pm
              Judiciary is becoming more irrelevant with their focus on PILs such as how to run BCCI, how tall the dahi handi pyramid should be, allowing bogus freedom fighters to get pension, banning jallikattu, not accepting the NJAC (as they want to perpetuate judge appoints judge), et al. If they start focussing on real issues, it is much better for everyone. Secondly, prisoners escaped from the jail killing the guard. Did they not write their death sentence by that act of killing the guard?
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                Ram
                Nov 2, 2016 at 11:16 pm
                Wow this is pure day time murder by police and the State. Not condoning anyway of jail break or murder but the police has duty to act legally , not based on emotions. They know people don't raise hue and cry but most worrisome is CM and BJP felicitating. It doesn't prevent police kill innocents and they do already in jail
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                  bitterhoney
                  Nov 2, 2016 at 5:58 pm
                  Only feku bhakts will not agree with your noble comment.
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                    Mayank
                    Nov 8, 2016 at 9:21 am
                    ye terrorist judges ko galiyan dete the..stan jindabad ke nare lagate the...Jail officers ko jaan ki dhamkiyan dete the...kayi police walon ko maar chuke the....unko marna puri tarah justified hai...
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                      anil
                      Nov 2, 2016 at 6:16 pm
                      Man !! Great !! Comparing Rajan case with Simi terrorists.Take a break as something is seriously wrong with you. Just hilarious.
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                        anil
                        Nov 2, 2016 at 6:07 pm
                        Mr Suresh ..why go on and on with your convoluted logic and reasoning? Look at main question. MP poluice has done a great work by killing these scroundrals -so what shooting was above waist ? Those who live by guns should die by guns.Use some common sense.best complements for MP POLICE !!
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                          rocky
                          Nov 2, 2016 at 6:54 pm
                          killing a cop to escape the jail is a proof in itself. if police is not authorized to shoot why give them weapons? it's better to not have police and have these SIMI guys kill you all ...
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                            Kautilya
                            Nov 2, 2016 at 9:56 pm
                            At least the SIMI men were not hit below the belt.....that's fair, I say.
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                              kishore
                              Nov 2, 2016 at 4:31 pm
                              How many did drill their sss ?
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                                kishore
                                Nov 2, 2016 at 5:47 pm
                                Well the answer is ZERO. Such love for terrorists who slits necks of others can only come form Congress and AAP's vote bank. You and your love's destruction is near Mr. Kanda. You can mark my words. It's all about time. Time is very powerful
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                                  mathimathi
                                  Nov 2, 2016 at 5:08 pm
                                  s MP Jail authorities do not know about electrical wires like TN Jail authorities.;-)
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                                    mlpandit
                                    Nov 2, 2016 at 7:20 pm
                                    But do SIMI terrorists attack only below the waste parts of their victims?
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                                      P Balu
                                      Nov 2, 2016 at 9:15 pm
                                      Our nation in real trouble. Even in African countries these type of Govt. sponsored cold blooded murder do not happen . BJP has made our country the most intolerant country in the world.
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                                        P Balu
                                        Nov 3, 2016 at 9:13 am
                                        Your reply shows that what I mentioned in my post is 100% correct. You are all shameful animals.
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                                          Sarfaraz Abbasi
                                          Nov 2, 2016 at 7:29 pm
                                          Innocent Muslims in India are shot in cold blood by the state police of India, to garner votes for the BJP Hindu nationalists.
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                                            shabnam
                                            Nov 3, 2016 at 7:25 am
                                            kiya oh stani thei, kiya koi court ne onhe aatankwadi karaar diya tha, bikao banda bhashan de raha hai, saloo bahoot bhayanak maut milegi tum logo ko, bahoot sochi samjhi chal chale ho, upar wala oos se bhi ziyada chaal chalega bolo bolo aaj aap ka din hai kal allaha ka hoga
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