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Gangster encounter: Bullet injuries caused death, reveals autopsy report

The autopsy was conducted for over an hour Monday night and got over by 10 pm at JJ hospital.

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THE POSTMORTEM of Haryana gangster Sandeep Gadoli suggested he died of haemorrhagic shock caused due to firearm injuries. Four injuries caused by bullets were found on his body. “The bullets had pierced through his chest and abdomen, leading to rupture of inner organs,” a forensic expert said. His lungs and liver were badly damaged, the postmortem report stated.

The autopsy was conducted for over an hour Monday night and got over by 10 pm at JJ hospital. While Gadoli was shot dead in an encounter at a hotel in Andheri East on Sunday, paper work and document preparation led to delay in conducting his autopsy.

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Around 12.55 pm on Sunday, Godale was rushed to Dr RN Cooper hospital’s casualty ward where he was declared dead on arrival and then his body taken to JJ hospital for autopsy.

While the samples of bullets and of the wounds on Gadoli body have been preserved for further analysis at Kalina Forensic laboratory, a doctor attached with the three-member team that conducted the autopsy said that prima facie the bullet wound suggests it was caused by a normal gun. The size of the bullet wound, according to the postmortem report, was 0.5 centimetre wide.

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The doctors were able to recover two bullets from his body. Both have been sent to Kalina’s laboratory for ascertaining the kind of weapon used in the attack.

“There was one exit wound on his body which means at least one bullet pierced through his body and exited. That bullet was not recovered,” a forensic expert said.

“We have reserved our opinion on the kind of weapon used as we are awaiting the FSL reports,” the doctor said. There were no other external assault marks on Gadoli body suggesting no physical violence took place before he succumbed to bullet Injuries. “There are no strangulation marks or blunt trauma injuries,” said an expert.

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