Shireen ‘killer’ vis­cera stored for tests: Cops

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Panaji: Goa Med­i­cal Col­lege (GMC) said on Tues­day that Pra­ful Jena, who al­legedly killed artist Shireen Mody, died of a pul­monory edema and that his vis­cera has been pre­served for chem­i­cal anal­y­sis.

The Goa po­lice said af­ter re­ceiv­ing the post-mortem re­port that there would be no change in the sta­tus of the case as one of un­nat­u­ral death.

IGP Jas­pal Singh, when asked how the force would file a chargeshee­t in the case when the ac­cused is dead, said, “The po­lice, af­ter com­plet­ing the in­ves­ti­ga­tion, will file an abate­ment chargeshee­t.” Abate­ment chargeshee­ts are filed when a trial isn’t pos­si­ble due to the death of the ac­cused.

Mody was killed al­legedly by Jena, on Sun­day morn­ing, af­ter which he too died. TOIspoke to foren­sic ex­perts who said the pul­monory edema could’ve been caused by al­co­hol, poi­son­ing or smoth­er­ing. DSP Ga­janan Prab­hude­sai had said on Sun­day that Jena was an al­co­holic.

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