Death in Jharkhand police custody over calf photo: Post mortem confirms injuries, bleeding

The report, a copy of which is with The Indian Express, mentions abrasions over the body, empty stomach of the victim and “injuries” being caused due to “hard and blunt substance.”

Written by Prashant Pandey | Ranchi | Updated: October 22, 2016 5:48 am
jharkhand custodial death, custodial death, police custodial death, jharkhand police custody death, police custody death, police torture, jharkhand police torture, jharkhand news, india news The report mentions that two-thirds of the small intestine was filled with blood. (Source: File)

The post-mortem report of 22-year-old Minhaj Ansari, who died at the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) on October 9, allegedly due to police torture in Narayanpur police station of Jharkhand’s Jamtara district, says the cause of death was “haemorrhage and shock.” It, however, adds that the viscera has been preserved for further pathological examination.

The report, a copy of which is with The Indian Express, mentions abrasions over the body, empty stomach of the victim and “injuries” being caused due to “hard and blunt substance.” The report mentions that two-thirds of the small intestine was filled with blood. The post-mortem was conducted on October 9 by a medical board and it was videographed.

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The report is also silent on the victim being afflicted with any illness, specifically encephalitis, a claim made by the administration right through. Sources in RIMS, however, said that only a pathological examination would verify this. Jamtara district officials said they were waiting for the final report, including the viscera examination, before moving further.

“A case of murder has already been registered against the accused Sub-Inspector. The investigations are going on in this regard. Let the final report come and we will proceed as per its findings,” said Jamtara Deputy Commissioner Ramesh Kumar Dubey.

Dubey added that even though the report does not mention any illness to the victim, Ansari was treated for encephalitis in Pataliputra Medical College Hospital (PMCH) in Dhanbad and then in RIMS. “The injuries mentioned in the report were caused around the legs,” he maintained, adding, that the administration had no intention of shielding its officials. The Jamtara SP could not be contacted.

Earlier, PMCH officials had said that they had suspected Minhaj was suffering from encephalitis – because he had no typhoid or malaria but had high fever and was unconscious – but conclusive tests were not done. On October 2, Ansari, a resident of Dighari village under Narayanpur police station in Jamtara, allegedly posted WhatsApp photographs showing himself posing with a calf and then with meat. Sonu Singh, a VHP office-bearer of Jamtara, alleged that this was a message about beef and informed the police which registered a case against Ansari.

The same night he was arrested. Ansari’s condition worsened on October 4. He was taken to Sadar Hospital and, subsequently, rushed to PMCH in Dhanbad. There, Ansari’s relatives allegedly assaulted Sub-Inspector Harish Pathak (officer-in-charge of Narayanpur). When Ansari’s condition did not improve, he was referred to RIMS on October 6, where he died on October 9. Pathak was initially suspended and booked for attempt to murder when the allegations of torture surfaced. The FIR against him was converted to that of murder after Ansari’s death.

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    Romik
    Oct 22, 2016 at 2:27 am
    Need to be sensitive about hte feelings of the people of land that worships the cow. Eat anything else like paneer, dal, beans, tofu vegetables, mutton, pork, fish , eggs, chicken etc. No need to beat anyone about it . ALL who want peace should say Om Shanti Om Shanti OM Shanti
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      Abbiya
      Oct 22, 2016 at 4:32 am
      India is not your for father property. .this barbaric case shame on government and police. dia people can't tolerate Hindu taliban and same mentally people. .don't tell 1947 story. Check your DNA test.
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        monu
        Oct 22, 2016 at 4:43 am
        good one
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          monu
          Oct 22, 2016 at 4:42 am
          if u r muslim they will catch you torcher you and than kill you and no one will bother about it neither the govt. nor the supreme court
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            Adrian Akau
            Oct 22, 2016 at 7:13 am
            Killing is by Gau Rakshaks who happen to be policemen.
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              Allah
              Oct 22, 2016 at 6:44 am
              If you are a muslim, leave this land and go away. We do not need you. You parioned this country and made Bangladesh and Porkistan. Now go and settle there.
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                Allah
                Oct 22, 2016 at 6:41 am
                In India Cow meat is banned. Period. If you do not like India, go and settle in Porkistan. You have no love for this country and its inhabitants. Do not expect any love from us. Go away.
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                  Amazedindian
                  Oct 22, 2016 at 4:40 am
                  Please be careful with your words .Where is the consution it says Muslims are living illegally and can be treated as animals . Also other countries culture you refer to have you been there or just you feel . I think best way to handle this a human life has been lost and killer/s needs to be found and punsihed such that it does not happen agan
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