KARACHI: Experts and officials from the medical-legal section of the Karachi health department have raised doubts about the initial autopsy report of Nimirta Amarta Mirchandani, questioning the authenticity of the details of her examination.
They believed that the report had many failures and omitted key facts.
They said the ligature mark on the image was not due to a dupatta.
"It was a rope material," said a senior official of the medical-legal section, who wished he was not identified.
"The post mortem findings show suicide, but the ligature mark shows strangulation," said the expert.
In the post-mortem report, the time between death and post-mortem was 11 to 12 hours, but the image appeared to be approximately 24 hours because signs of decomposition had developed.
Experts said no comments had been mentioned in the post-mortem report made in Larkana about the decomposition. Instead, it has been mentioned in the report that the condition of the body was "fresh."
Experts said it was also questionable how a five-foot-tall girl managed to hang herself from the ceiling fan, which was 15 feet tall.
Official sources in the medical-legal section of the health department said it would be more appropriate if an adequate medical board had been set up to carry out an autopsy on the student in Larkana or if his body had been transferred to Karachi for a post-mortem examination. .
Sources said it was noted that there were no adequate legal medical doctors in other parts of Sindh.
They revealed that a committee had been working to carry out reforms in the medical-legal section throughout Sindh and develop a pro forma form for the entire province to conduct a post-mortem examination.
The post mortem report of the student obtained by Dawn showed that his cause of death has been "reserved until histopathology, chemistry and radiology reports can [be] reached".
Posted on Dawn, September 19, 2019