HYDERABAD: The autopsy report on 30-year-old IPS officer trainee Manu Mukt Manav, who was found dead in the swimming pool of SVP National Police Academy here in August last, says Manav had sustained a blunt injury in the abdomen before dying due to drowning.
“How and why he sustained the injury needs to be investigated,” it said. The autopsy report is crucial to the CBI which is investigating the death. Kanta Bharadwaj and Ram Niwas Manav, Manu’s parents, collected vast information, including the autopsy report, through RTI and submitted the copies to CBI.
Ram Niwas told Express that the postmortem report was crucial to CBI to crack the mystery behind the death of his son.
Dr M Narayana Reddy, medico-legal consultant at Truth Labs, Hyderabad, said in inference that the presence of a 12 x 8 cm hematoma (blood clot) over the anterior aspect (front) of liver and at the junction of right dome of diaphragm and liver suggests that the deceased had sustained a blunt injury in the abdomen before dying due to drowning. How and why he sustained the injury in the abdomen needs to be investigated, he said.
The chemical analysis report (AP FSL File No.TOX/2941/2014 dt.09.09.2014) said ethyl alcohol was found in Manu’s blood with a concentration of 57.5 mg% (w/v). No other poisonous substance was found. The final opinion dt.24.09.2014 was that the cause of death was due to drowning and the deceased was under the influence of ethyl alcohol at the time of his death. “Strictly interrogate the 10 OTs and other NPA workers and officers who were present at the pool or the Club at that time. If needed, conduct narco and lie detector test,” Manu’s parents requested the CBI.