Siddartha death case: provisional postmortem report submitted


Team Udayavani, Aug 3, 2019, 11:22 AM IST

Mangaluru: The provisional autopsy report of Cafe Coffee Day founder, Siddhartha Hegde states that his death occurred due to asphyxiation caused by drowning. The report was submitted by Dr Rajeshwari Devi, Superintendent of the district Wenlock Hospital to city (south) ACP, Kodandarama, who is also the investigating officer of the case, on Friday August 2.

It is learnt that no other reasons have been attributed to Siddhartha’s death at this stage while the confidentiality of the report has been maintained. The report has mentioned that all other details relating to the death would be mentioned in the final report, inform hospital sources.

The postmortem was performed by Dr Pratheek Rustogi, forensic expert of KMC Hospital, and Dr Rashmi of forensic science department of Wenlock Hospital. Meanwhile viscera of the corpse has been sent to forensic laboratory at Davanagere for testing since there is suspicion and rumours regarding the death under mysterious circumstances.

According to police sources, prima facie points towards suicide, however, the provisional report has not gone into detailed analysis about the death of Siddhartha. Once the report from the forensic science laboratory at Davanagere is received, the final report will be created. It might take about ten days to get the report from the forensic science laboratory at Davanagere.

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