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Man''s death in police station: autopsy report reveals injuries


Press Trust of India Kolkata
The autopsy report of Rajkumar Shaw, who died after falling ill allegedly during questioning at a city police station, mentioned injuries to his skull and elbow and that he died of a cardiac arrest.
In a report placed before the Calcutta High Court, the state government mentioned the injuries on the body of Shaw.
It said that there was a bruise on the left elbow and a scalp bruise on the vault area of the skull.
The report said that Shaw died of a cardiac arrest.
The man died after falling ill allegedly during interrogation in connection with a theft case at Sinthee police station on February 10. A resident of the area later moved the high court seeking its intervention and a CBI probe into the incident.
Investigation in the case has been handed over to the detective department of Kolkata Police.
A copy of the post-mortem examination report has been given to the petitioner's lawyer Dhiraj Trivedi.
The matter is likely to be heard again by the court later this week.
A division bench comprising Chief Justice TBN Radhakrishnan and Justice Arijit Banerjee had on February 11 directed the West Bengal government to present before it the post-mortem examination report of Shaw.
Trivedi claimed that there are specific allegations against the local police and prayed for a CBI investigation into the death of Shaw in the petition moved by him.

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First Published: Feb 26 2020 | 8:42 PM IST

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