April 9, 2010 1:07:48 am
A preliminary medical report on the death of AMU Reader Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras suggests he died due to poisoning.
His death was not due to natural causes. Traces of poison were found in his stomach, said Maan Singh Chauhan,SP (City),Aligarh. There were blue spots on the body,his nails were blue.
The viscera has been preserved for examination. His family in Nagpur has been informed and the body will be taken there for the last rites.
Meanwhile,the AMU letter revoking the suspension of Siras reached his department today,a day after he was found dead at his residence.
I received two copies of the letter today. One was for me and the other for Siras. I sent the second back to the Registrar, said Sheikh Mastan,acting Chairperson of the Modern Indian Languages (MIL) Department.
Siras was the Chair of the Department of MIL when he was suspended on February 9 over charges of gay sex. On April 1,the Allahabad High Court,acting on his writ petition,stayed the suspension.
Siras returned to the campus on April 5,the first working day after the court action. But the letter,dated April 5,did not reach his department till a day after his body was found.
AMU Vice Chancellor P K Abdul Azis said: We drafted the letter revoking Sirass suspension only on Monday because it was the first working day after the HC order was delivered. There seems to have been some miscommunication. Files must have moved slowly. We will look into the matter.
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