Visceral reports link Rishi death to drug overdose

The Commissionerate of Police on Saturday received the visceral reports of engineering student Asutosh Mohanty alias Rishi who died allegedly due to drug overdose in May this year. 

Published: 25th December 2016 02:43 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th December 2016 05:03 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BHUBANESWAR: The Commissionerate of Police on Saturday received the visceral reports of engineering student Asutosh Mohanty alias Rishi who died allegedly due to drug overdose in May this year. 


The State Forensic Science Laboratory, which was examining the visceral samples of Rishi, has submitted the test reports to the probe team, led by ACP Tapan Patnaik, which is investigating the case.


Police sources said the visceral reports stated that Rishi’s death was due to excessive consumption of alcohol and drugs. The police have decided to seek a second opinion of doctors before arriving at a conclusion on the cause of death. As the investigation progresses, more witnesses are likely to be quizzed within a couple of days. 


Contacted, DCP Satyabrata Bhoi said the investigating team has been directed to obtain a medical opinion on the forensic report. 


With Mayor AN Jena embroiled in a controversy over an objectionable video, which has been linked to Rishi’s death, the case has hogged limelight over the last 10 days. 


Recently, a couple of youths claiming to be Rishi’s friends spoke to local news channels about receiving threats over phone. The police said it has not received any formal request for security. There is no issue in mobilising protection for a witness if he or she approaches the police, Bhoi added.

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