Batcha’s death due to asphyxia, says doctor

March 17th, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by ANI  

Chennai, Mar 17 (ANI): The doctor, who performed autopsy on the body of Sadiq Batcha, a close associate of former Telecom Minister A Raja, on Thursday said that he died due to asphyxia.

A team of doctors performed postmortem at a government hospital for nearly three hours in the city, which was video-graphed.

“The death is due to asphyxia (lack of oxygen in the blood causing unconsciousness or death). The signs of asphyxia like bluish fingers and damage to internal organs were there,” said V. Dekal, who led the autopsy.

“The injuries on the neck skin are similar to the ones that would occur when a person is hanged. We have sent the skin samples to see whether the injuries occurred after the death,” he added.

The Tamil Nadu Government has transferred the case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

Batcha was found hanging in his home in Chennai on Wednesday afternoon. Hours later, police found a suicide note.

In his note, Batcha blamed nobody for his death, but said he was embarrassed by the ‘raids and media limelight’ surrounding the 2G spectrum scam.

To trace the unaccounted money trail connected to the 2G spectrum allocation scam, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had last month questioned Green House real estate promoter Batcha.

In December, the CBI raided Batcha’s home and office in connection with the scam.. (ANI)

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