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Faizan Ahmed Death Case: Kolkata CID team to visit Assam today to exhume his body for another post-mortem

First Published: 21st May, 2023 10:47 IST

Faizan Ahmed's semi-decomposed body was found in his hostel room in the IIT-Kharagpur campus on October 14 last year

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) team of Kolkata which is investigating the mysterious death of Faizan Ahmed, an IIT Kharagpur student from Assam, will visit Assam’s Dibrugarh today to exhume his remains for a second post-mortem.

The High Court order has come after the parents of Faizan Ahmed have moved the Court alleging that their son was murdered by senior students for resisting ragging.

Faizan Ahmed’s semi-decomposed body was found in his hostel room in the IIT-Kharagpur campus on October 14 last year.

The Institute’s authorities and police have stated that Faizan had committed suicide, however, his family members continuously kept alleging that he was murdered.

The first post-mortem was conducted at the Midnapore Medical College and Hospital, West Bengal.

On February 20 this year, 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.

In view of that a division bench headed by the Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court on April 25
ordered the exhumation of the body of Faizan Ahmed for a second post-mortem and also gave the police a month’s deadline to complete the process.

Reacting to the Court’s April 25 order, Faizan’s mother said, “I see a ray of hope that Faizan will get justice. We are hopeful that the Court will deliver justice. The IIT-Kharagpur authorities had said that it was a suicide case and not a murder, but the High Court directive has established the fact that it was a murder. The Kolkata police too had said that it is a case of suicide. He was not weak to commit suicide. It was a planned murder by whoever it is.”

Faizan’s father too hopes that justice will be delivered.

“The very first day when I saw my son’s body, I said that it was a murder and was given a suicide angle. But it is a murder case. I hope I get justice from the court,” said Faizan’s father.

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