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SFI student leader Sudipto Gupta beaten to death,shows post mortem report

The post mortem report of Sudipto Gupta shows there were many injury marks,two being major ones.

Written by Sulagna Sengupta | Kolkata |
April 4, 2013 3:07:19 am

The post mortem report of 22-year-old SFI student leader Sudipto Gupta,who died while being taken by the police to jail after a demonstration in Kolkata on Tuesday,said there were five injury marks on his body — two being major ones found close to his heart and brain.

Autopsy’s findings are contrary to what cops claim. Police have been repeatedly denying allegations that Sudipto Gupta was brutally beaten up by policemen that led to the SFI student leader’s death. Instead,they have called his death an accident after “his head got hit against a street lamp post”.

The doctors of the SSKM Hospital,who examined the post mortem report,indicated that Sudipto died after he was hit by some heavy blunt material,but they did not deny that his death could have been the result of assault. “On his body there were several injury marks,which could have been the result of assault,” they said and added that due to heavy impact on his heart,lung,brain and multiple injuries on his body,Sudipto succumbed to his injuries.

“We call it bruised or contused lung. Several blue marks can be found in his heart and his lungs which indicate that he could have been beaten up with something,” said a senior professor of the SSKM Hospital and forensic expert referring to the report. Blue patches,the doctor said,have been found in his heart and lungs both internally and externally. Even internal bleeding occurred the report mentioned,the expert added.

Medical Superintendent of the hospital,Tamal Kanti Ghosh,however,did not want to divulge the details of the report. “There are definitely multiple injuries that resulted in his (Sudipto’s) death. The forensic experts will submit the report to the court,” Ghosh said.

The death of the student of political science of Rabindra Bharati University after he was detained by the police has led to a charged atmosphere in the city. The CPM,which has alleged police brutality behind Sudipto’s death,demanded a judicial probe into the incident. A case has also been registered against unknown policemen on charges of abetment to culpable homicide.

Police,however,maintained that the death of the CPM student leader was an accident. “Think about the incident. The home guards were unarmed. They were just there to drop the students at the jail gate and return. How could they beat up the students?” asked Javed Shamim,Joint Commissioner (Crime) of Kolkata Police who said they will probe into the allegations of police torture.

He also denied the allegations that the buses carrying the detained SFI workers were overcrowded that led to the fall of Sudipto. “There were 20 vehicles for carrying the 500 students. So there was no overcrowding inside the buses,” he added.

Meanwhile,the last rites of Sudipto was performed at Kalighat in the evening. Earlier in the day,his body was first taken to his college in Netaji Nagar after the post mortem was conducted at the SSKM Hospital morgue.

SFI leaders along with top CPM leaders,including Biman Bose,Sujan Bhattacharya,visited the hospital and took part in the funeral procession.

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