Dr Sudhir Gupta, who had alleged that Sunanda Pushkar's autopsy report was doctored, said today that Sunanda Pushkar's postmortem report was based on principles and norms of medical ethics.
Gupta further said, "If you want my version, let me take the permission of the competent authority of AIIMS, because this is a serious legal issue. I want to clarify, not only post mortem of Sunanda Pushkar, any post mortem report prepared by me are based on ethics laid by the medicine. They are best on principles and practice of medicine."
Dr. Sudhir Gupta had earlier alleged that he was pressurised to give a doctored report in Pushkar's death case. Gupta headed the team of experts who conducted the postmortem on Pushkar's body and had alleged that he was pressured by top officials to show that Pushkar's death was 'natural'.
The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) however, denied that there was any pressure on Dr. Sudhir Gupta to present a doctored post mortem report. "These allegations are baseless. Dr. Sudhir Gupta and his team had no pressure to change postmortem report," said Dr. Amit Gupta, AIIMS Public Relations Officer.
Does the key to the Sunanda Pushkar death probe lie in the unexplained injection mark?
The sensational claim by head of forensic department at AIIMS, Dr Sudhir Gupta, that he was pressurised to fabricate the autopsy report of former union minister Shashi Tharoor's wife, Sunanda Pushkar, once again raises doubts on the unexplained injection mark on her right wrist." Sunanda's body had 15 injuries, all of them caused over a span of 12 hours before her death. Injury number 12 was caused by a teeth bite. All the injuries "were caused by blunt force, simple in nature and not contributing to death, except injury number 10, which is an injection mark," reads the report. Read more