Press Esc to close

Heart, kidneys missing: Autopsy

Chandigarh, May 3, 2013, DHNS: 2:04 IST
Family members of Sarabjit Singh during his funeral procession at his native village Bhikhiwind near Amritsar on Friday. Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh died after being brutally assaulted in a Pakistani jail. PTI Photo by Deepak Sharma
In the second autopsy conducted on Thursday night, Sarabjit Singh’s heart, stomach and kidneys were not found in the body.

A panel of doctors in Amritsar, who performed the second autopsy, said all these vital organs were found missing and as a result it will be difficult to conclusively ascertain the exact cause of the death.

Doctors said the organs were probably removed in Pakistan during the first autopsy there for further investigation. Pakistan has neither shared the first autopsy report with India nor informed Indian authorities about removal of organs.

Doctors on Friday said they cannot speculate on the exact cause of his death for now, but provisionally it could be head injury as he was hit by heavy blunt objects.
There was also a 5-inch scar on the head. “His vital organs like heart, kidney were not found. We didn’t anticipate that Pakistan would send the body without these vital organs,” said Dr Gurmanjit Singh, head of forensic department, who was part of the panel of doctors who conducted the autopsy.

He, however, added that Pakistani doctors could have kept the vital organs for further testing as a standard medical procedure.

The second autopsy will be considered just as a supplementary report to the first. The doctors here said they will have to rely on the reports from Pakistan on these organs.
According to sources, there were also bedsores on Sarabjit’s body, which indicates that Sarabjit could have been perennially ill and had been lying in a particular posture for a long period of time.

Dr Subash Sharma, a senior surgeon and former head of Civil Hospital in Panchkula near Chandigarh, told Deccan Herald that in many such cases, vital organs are removed for further investigation. “Further testing may reveal poisoning in the organs or even more. This is important from the investigation point of view as well,” Dr Sharma said.

India can ask Pakistan to send back the organs. A panel comprising five doctors, heads of the departments of forensics, anaesthesia, orthopaedic, surgery and pathology from Amritsar Medical College conducted the second autopsy.


Go to Top

More from this section
Photo Gallery
Rebel AAP MLA Kapil Misra and BJP MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa after putting anti-pollution masks on...

Rebel AAP MLA Kapil Misra and BJP MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa after putting anti-pollution masks on...

IAF planes display an air show during presentation of standards to the 117 Helicopter Unit and 223..

IAF planes display an air show during presentation of standards to the 117 Helicopter Unit and 223..

Forest employees and locals capture a leopard in a cage after it strayed in a village of Udhampur..

Forest employees and locals capture a leopard in a cage after it strayed in a village of Udhampur..

Activists of the Kisan Mukti Sansad hanging dummy bodies of farmers from a flyover during a...

Activists of the Kisan Mukti Sansad hanging dummy bodies of farmers from a flyover during a...

Indian Air Force personnel perform during presentation of standards to the 117 Helicopter Unit...

Indian Air Force personnel perform during presentation of standards to the 117 Helicopter Unit...

A snow cutter machine clears the road after heavy snowfall at Peer Ki Gali in Poonch...

A snow cutter machine clears the road after heavy snowfall at Peer Ki Gali in Poonch...

Students having a view of robots displayed at a stall at

Students having a view of robots displayed at a stall at "20th Bangalore Tech Summit" in Bengaluru..

Russian artists perform a play in Gurugram on Thursday.

Russian artists perform a play in Gurugram on Thursday.

Foreign athletes pose for a group photo during a press conference ahead of the Delhi Half Marathon.

Foreign athletes pose for a group photo during a press conference ahead of the Delhi Half Marathon.

Bollywood actress Vidya Balan during a promotional event in Mumbai on Thursday.

Bollywood actress Vidya Balan during a promotional event in Mumbai on Thursday.

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.