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Docs sent to jail for filing wrong postmortem report

Press Trust of India  |  Lakhimpur Kheri (UP) 

A district court today sent three doctors to jail for three years for filing a wrong postmortem report which suggested that a girl had died of when she was strangled.

The 14-year-old girl was found from a tree on the campus of the station on June 10, 2011.

Dr S P Singh, Dr A K Agrawal and Dr A K Sharma were then posted at the district hospital in Kheri where the first postmortem was conducted.

In their report, the doctors described ante-mortem to be cause of

However, the case was handed over to the CB-CID and a fresh postmortem was carried out by a team of four doctors from

The second postmortem established ante-mortem strangulation, which suggested murder instead of suicide as the likely cause of

Later, an FIR was lodged against the doctors by a

A charge sheet was filed against them in the court of in August 2014.

Prosecuting told reporters that the doctors have been sentenced to three years in jail and also fined Rs 10,000 each.

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First Published: Fri, July 13 2018. 21:00 IST