Republic TV spoke to the Deputy Superintendent of SSH, Bariyal Mardi who was part of the team which conducted the post-morterm of Tabrez Ansari. Dr Bariyal Mardi asserted that death was not caused due to injuries. He also said that his death did not seem suspicious. He added that his death was caused due to cardiac arrest.
"As per our findings, there was minor injury on the head, there was a crack on the skull, (unclear) there was fracture (unclear) this was not sufficient to cause death. There were bodily injury, bruises. The injuries were caused on June 17 night, His death happened on June 22 morning. So the death does not seem to be caused due to the injury. The death did not seem suspicious. His condition was stressed which happens when a person gets injuries. This was triggered, which led to cardiac arrest," he said.
In a shocking development in the mob-lynching case of 22-year old Tabrez Ansari in Jharkhand's Kharsawa on Tuesday, the police has dropped the murder charges claiming that the post mortem report is saying that he died due to cardiac arrest. Speaking to Republic TV, Ansari's lawyer Altaf Hussain alleged that the case is politically motivated. He also said that charges has been framed as per section 304, whereas it should have been registered under section 302. Hussain added that a petition has been filed that the chargesheet should file the case under section 302 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) stating 'punishment for murder'.
On June 18 this year, 22-year-old Tabrez Ansari was allegedly attacked by a mob while he was on his way back to Saraikela from Jamshedpur. He was allegedly attacked 5 km away from his home. Videos of him being tied to a pole and being beaten for hours surfaced soon after the day. He was allegedly captured for stealing a motorbike. Sources also reported that there are allegations that the mob forced Ansari to chant 'Jai Shri Ram'. Reports say that he was handed over to Police after he lost consciousness. On June 22, he died in hospital.