Doctor Says Batcha Dies of Asphysia

BeyondHeadlines Special Correspondent

Chennai: A team of doctors performed the autopsy of Sadiq Batcha’s body at the Government Royapettah Hospital here for nearly three hours after it started at around 10 a.m.

After the autopsy, Dr V Dekal said made it clear that the death was caused because of asphyxia, but he could not confirm the cause of asphyxia. “It cannot be confirmed till the forensic report is received,” Dr V Dekal said, adding that the entire autopsy has been videographed.

Police men carrying Sadique Batcha's body (Photo:

“We cannot say now whether it was suicide or murder.. the report will be ready in two weeks,” he said.

Some tense moments were witnessed at the venue when angry relatives of Batcha, who was found hanging at his house on March 17, shouted slogans against the media. However, the police pacified them.

The body was later handed over to Batcha’s relatives and the burial expected to be done in Perambalur, Batcha’s native place.

38-year-old Batcha,who was the Managing Director of Greenhouse Promoters, a firm under the scanner of the CBI as well as the Enforcement Directorate in connection with the 2 G spectrum scam, was said to have been found hanging from the roof of the bedroom of his house in Teynampet in South Chennai by his wife Rekha Banu and his driver.

His wife claimed that he did it “unable to cope with the pressure” of the probe.

Batcha, whose official and residential premises were raided by CBI and questioned at least four times in the last two months, had left a suicide note in which he had stated that he was “embarrassed” by the raids and the extensive media coverage of them.

Tamil Nadu government has transferred the case of suicide to CBI.

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