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Post mortem report inconclusive, viscera sent to Agra

A file picture of Dr. Shrinivas Ramchandra Sira. Photo: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar.  

The post mortem report of a gay AMU professor, who allegedly committed suicide, remained inconclusive today following which his viscera was sent to the State forensic laboratory at Agra.

The body of 62-year-old Srinivas Ramchander Siras, a reader in Modern Indian Languages, was found on April 7 lying on the bed in his private apartment outside the university after police broke open the door which was locked from inside.

Mr. Siras, who hailed from Maharashtra and taught Marathi, was placed under suspension by AMU Vice Chancellor P. K. Abdul Aziz on charges of homosexuality at his house inside the campus after a sting operation by a television channel which exposed him having sexual relations with a rickshaw puller.

“Serious doubts still persist on the nature of the cause of death following which a three-member panel of doctors, who conducted the post mortem, decided to wait for the viscera report before arriving at a final conclusion,” Superintendent of Police Maan Singh Chauhan told PTI.

Meanwhile, family members of Siras arrived here today for his last rites.

The doctor who conducted the post-mortem said no definite signs of heart attack were found in the preliminary report.

“As of now, we have not found any signs of a heart attack. No definite cause could be ascertained, the viscera has been preserved...we will send it to the forensic laboratory and the final report will come from there,” Dr S. K. Vashnik had said on Thursday.

Last week, the Allahabad High Court revoked the suspension and ordered his reinstatement after he filed an appeal against the university action.

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