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The mysterious death of a policeman

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  14 Feb 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Staff Correspondent

Shillong, February 13: The second post-mortem conducted to unearth the cause of the mysterious death of sub inspector PJ Marbaniang was carried out by a three-member team of doctors from the North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regiol Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGHRIMS) on Friday at the Umpling Cemetery in Shillong.

The second post mortem report was necessitated after the family members doubted the actual cause of the young officer death as indicated in the inconsistent medical and police reports after his body was found at his official residence in Patharkhmah on January 24. The family lodged an FIR stating that it is a case of murder, even as the police earlier claimed the incident to be a case of suicide. A Special Investigation Team (SIT) was asked to unravel the cause of his death.

The post-mortem report was carried out by a team of three forensic doctors under the strict supervision of a magistrate, the investigating officer and his team. The family members were also present during the three hours of exhumation and postmortem report.

The specialist forensic doctors that carried out the post-mortem refused to speak to the media. However, a reliable source told The Sentinel, “the doctors have taken multiple swaps from the exhumed and re-buried the body”.

The source said that the forensic experts will go for a further alysis before coming out with a report.

Moreover, the SIT team will send all the available findings to the Central Forensic Laboratory, confirmed the Chief of the SIT , Vivek Syiem.

“The latest exercise and the FSL report will throw light on the inconsistency of the medical reports and rrow down on the actual cause of the death,” Syiem stated, even as he added that the investigation team will dig deep into the cause of his dead.

Sub-Inspector PJ Marbaniang was found dead after he intercepted 32-odd trucks which violated the tiol Green Tribul (NGT) norms. There was a bullet wound on his head.

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