After going through the viscera report of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, AIIMS has announced that the late actor had committed suicide and there is no sign of any foul play. Sushant's family lawyer Vikas Singh has challenged the AIIMS report of Sushant Singh Rajput's death where they ruled out the chances of murder. Singh has raised questions on the finding of the autopsy team. While he has sent a letter to the CBI putting his questions on the AIIMS report, the Mumbai autopsy team which performed the post mortem on the late actor's body gave answers to some important questions raised by Vikas Singh.
1st Question. Why was Sushant Singh Rajput's post-mortem conducted in the evening on the same day he died i.e on June 14th?
Ans: Police officials approached the autopsy team and requested the post-mortem to be done. There is no rule that post-mortem cannot be performed at night. As per a circular which was issued in 2013 allows post-mortem at night.
2nd Question: Did a magistrate authorize Sushant's post-mortem after sundown?
Ans: A magistrate's permission is particularly required in cases under Section 176 of CrPC, like custodial death, riots, etc. Sushant's case is under Section 174 of CrPC. Here police can request a post-mortem and it can be done as per police's inquest.
3rd Question: Who was present from Sushant Singh Rajput's family during the post-mortem?
Ans: The autopsy team members don't remember who all from the family were present during the post-mortem. The police had Sushant Singh Rajput's sister's signed statement and requested the post-mortem. Sushant Singh Rajput's brother-in-law, ADG Haryana Police (OP Singh) and sister reached the post-mortem center later.
4th Question: Sushant's post-mortem report mentions ligature marks. Why does it say no injuries?
Ans: Column 17 of the post-mortem report has the mention of ligature marks and except that, there were no injuries.
5th Question: In case of unnatural death like Sushant's, the autopsy usually takes 2-3 hours. How was his autopsy done within 90 minutes?
Ans: A general post-mortem takes a minimum of one hour, but there is no time limit as such. We performed the post-mortem in one and a half hours and preserved the viscera after examining the body.
6th Question: What are the findings on Sushant's body which ruled out murder theory other than the viscera report?
Ans: The body had no sign of injury and no sign of struggle was found in the room where Sushant Singh Rajput had hung himself. The ligature marks on the neck matched with the cloth used for hanging and fiber of the cloth was found on the neck as well.
7th Question: Some have raised doubts that the cloth couldn't hold the weight of Sushant's body.
Ans: The cloth which was a kurta belonging to Sushant Singh Rajput was sent for a tensile test to the Kalina FSl, which gave its report that the cloth could bear up to 200 kgs of weight, thus the conspiracy theory gets ruled out.
8th Question: What about the time of death and why wasn't it mentioned in the report?
Ans: The Mumbai Police had raised questions regarding the time of death and it was mentioned in the next detailed report that it was 10 to 12 hours before the post-mortem.
9th and Final Question, conspiracy theory suggests, he was tased using a taser gun and then strangulated.
Ans: The taser gun leaves a burn injury on the neck. What Sushant had were ligature marks caused by the hanging thus ruling out the taser gun theory which became viral on social media.