Latest finding: Richard Loitam died due to cardiac ailment

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Published: Thursday, May 17, 2012, 10:08 IST
By Santosh Kumar RB | Place: Bangalore | Agency: DNA

The mysterious death of Richard Loitam continues to haunt the Bangalore rural district police as the medical report has said his death was not due to physical injuries.

In their report submitted to the police on Wednesday, doctors at Victoria Hospital, who conducted the postmortem, stated Loitam’s death was due to a cardiac disease the source of which may be heredity. The doctors prepared the report after analysing autopsy, Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) and pathology reports, police sources said.

The police said they will now gather information on Loitam’s alleged heart disease and ascertain if any of his family members had the disease earlier.

Senior police officers are not sure whether to covert the murder case into an unnatural death report (UDR) case or book a case of culpable homicide not amounting to murder under section 304 of IPC, police sources said. The superintendent of police (Bangalore district) D Prakash was not available for comments on the medical report as his mobile phone was switched off when DNA tried to contact him while Inspector general of police (central range) Malini Krishnamurthy did not pick up calls.

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