Sushant case: After AIIMS panel rules out murder, family writes to CBI; calls AIIMS report 'faulty'

Demands a new panel to review the autopsy and viscera reports


After the six-member team of forensic doctors of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) had ruled out murder in Sushant Singh Rajput's death case and termed it ‘death by suicide', the family members of the late actor has written to CBI, demanding that a new panel should be formed to review the autopsy and viscera reports to see if there was any foul play in the death.

In a letter to the director of the investigation agency, the family members hit out at Dr. Sudhir Gupta, who led the team that reevaluated the autopsy and viscera reports, saying he has been giving media interviews and selectively leaking out "incriminating content of the report submitted to the CBI, irresponsibly commenting that the death of Sushant Singh Rajput is conclusively a case of suicide and there is no foul play."

The letter, titled 'faulty forensic examination by the AIIMS team in the case of late Sushant Singh Rajput' said the “conduct if Dr. Sudhir Gupta is unethical, unprofessional, in contravention of government service conduct rules and MCI," and added that "criminal misadventure on his part has undermined public trust in a premier institution like AIIMS," and created doubts in the minds of people about "the fairness of investigation."

"I personally feel that the forensic team of AIIMS for whatever reason has not given a categorical opinion on the flaws of the post-mortem done at the Cooper Hospital and have given a report which they were not supposed to do as they were only to give their opinion on the manner in which the post-mortem had been done," the letter signed by Varun Singh, representing the family of the actor, read.

Further, the family members demanded that the matter needs to be referred to another forensic team to be constituted by the CBI "so that a fair and proper assessment takes place with regard to the comments of the post-mortem done by the Cooper Hospital and also whether the case of death can be specified on the basis of the material available with the CBI."

Earlier, the family lawyer Vikas Singh said he was ‘highly perturbed’ by the AIIMS' panel’s report and would request the CBI to constitute a fresh forensic team in the case. "How could AIIMS team give a conclusive report in the absence of the body, that too on such a shoddy post mortem done by the Cooper hospital (in Mumbai) wherein the time of death is also not mentioned," he had said in a tweet.