Sushant case: AIIMS team conducts viscera test to check for poisoning

Result will come within 10 days, said Dr. Gupta, chairman of the medical board formed in Sushant case

Sushant Singh Rajput
The NCB said it conducted a series of raids in Mumbai late Tuesday night. | Representative Photo: File

The AIIMS forensic board that was formed to look into the autopsy files of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, is conducting a viscera test to check for signs of poisoning, said (Prof) Dr Sudhir Gupta, head of the forensic department at AIIMS, on Monday (September 7).

The result will come within 10 days, said Dr. Gupta, also the chairman of the medical board formed in the death case.

The five-member board of forensic experts was formed last month after the CBI had approached AIIMS for its medico-legal opinion in the case.

“We will look into the possibility of murder. However, all probable angles will be examined,” Dr Gupta had said. He had said they will evaluate the injury pattern on Rajput’s body and correlate it with circumstantial evidence.

“The preserved viscera will be examined and the anti-depressants given to Rajput will also be analysed at AIIMS laboratory,” Gupta had said. Viscera tests help ascertain the cause of death in cases where autopsies are inconclusive, mostly in suspected cases of poisoning.

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Sushant Singh Rajput, 34, was found dead in his apartment on June 14. After his father’s complaint, probes were initiated by various central agencies, including CBI, ED, and NCB, into different aspects of the case.

His girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty is the main accused in the case, besides her brother Showik and several others. Rhea was questioned by CBI last week and is now being questioned by the NCB in an alleged drug case.