Chin­tan al­leges ‘third-de­gree tor­ture’, but med­i­cal re­ports are nor­mal

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MUM­BAI: Even though artist Chin­tan Upad­hyay, an ac­cused in the mur­der of his wife Hema and her lawyer Haresh Bham­bani, al­leged he was sub­jected to “third-de­gree tor­ture”, the re­ports of his med­i­cal ex­am­i­na­tion at the state-run JJ Hos­pi­tal on Wed­nes­day showed his con­di­tion was “nor­mal”.

Upad­hyay, 43, has been kept in the cus­tody of the Kan­di­vli po­lice since his ar­rest on De­cem­ber 22. Based on the or­ders is­sued by a lo­cal court, two po­lice­men in plain clothes took Upad­hyay for med­i­cal ex­am­i­na­tion to JJ hos­pi­tal around 1.35pm. Af­ter the tests, he was es­corted back to the Kan­di­vli po­lice sta­tion around 6pm. “We con­ducted foren­sics, surgery, medicine and psy­chi­atric tests on Upad­hyay. The med­i­cal re­ports are nor­mal,” said Dr T La­hane, dean, JJ Hos­pi­tal.

Mean­while, ac­cord­ing to sources, key ac­cused Vid­hyad­har Ra­jb­har, has been mov­ing and his lo­ca­tion was traced last week, but the po­lice haven’t re­vealed it.

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Chin­tan Upad­hyay

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