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Faizan Ahmed death case: Faizan’s mortal remains taken to Kolkata for second post-mortem

First Published: 24th May, 2023 12:56 IST

The body of the deceased will be handed over to Kolkata Medical College for the second post-mortem as per the direction of the Calcutta High Court

By Ripunjoy Das

The mortal remains of IIT-Kharagpur student Faizan Ahmed were taken to Kolkata by family members and a team of West Bengal Police on Wednesday.

The body of the deceased will be handed over to Kolkata Medical College for the second post-mortem as per the direction of the Calcutta High Court.

A team of forensic experts exhumed the body of IIT-Kharagpur student Faizan Ahmed on Tuesday for a second post-mortem.

The mortal remains of Faizan were exhumed from the Amolapatty Kabarshthan (graveyard) in Dibrugarh after 7 months since he was laid to rest on October 16 last year.

The body was exhumed by forensic experts from Guwahati and Assam Medical College and Hospital (AMCH), Dibrugarh, in the presence of Assam Police officials and officials of Kharagpur Police (West Bengal).

Faizan’s parents were also present during the exhumation.

Following the court order that all parties should be present, Tamal Nath, Officiating Registrar of IIT-Kharagpur, was also present at the exhumation. But he stepped aside after Faizan’s parents objected.

23-year-old Faizan’s semi-decomposed body was found in his hostel room at IIT Kharagpur on October 14 last year.

While the IIT authorities deemed his death a suicide, Faizan’s family claimed it was murder. Faizan, who hails from Tinsukia in Eastern Assam, was a 3rd year student of Mechanical Engineering at IIT Kharagpur.

After six months of his death and Faizan’s being laid to rest, the Calcutta High Court on April 25 directed the police to exhume the body and conduct a post-mortem again.

The court had given the police a month’s deadline to complete the process.

Earlier, on February 20, Justice Rajasekhar Mantha had ordered a forensic probe into the death of Faizan to be conducted by an expert in forensic medicine after police said that the student had committed suicide.

The forensic expert told the court on March 29 that he was not satisfied with the post-mortem report submitted by police and pleaded for a fresh post-mortem.

Also Read: Faizan death case: IIT student’s body exhumed after 7 months for 2nd post-mortem



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