To cut short the waiting period of the relatives of the people who died in Saturday’s stampede, doctors at JJ hospital opted for external post-mortem. JJ authorities said they employed the method of only examining the bodies and noting details pertaining to injury marks, wound, fractures and bleeding as there was no angle of foul play and the bodies bore no deep injuries.
Dr SD Nanandkar, head of forensic science department, said, “We did not want the relatives to be traumatised. So we decided not to open up the bodies.”
Andheri resident Tasneem Bootwala said, “We requested the guards to ask people to form a line but no one responded. We decided to return after they closed the gate. It was too suffocating.”
Bootwala later learnt that one her friend’s father had died in the stampede.
As per another report, a 66-year-old man died of cardiac arrest on Friday while in the crowd outside Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin’s residence.