As the number of such heartbreaking incidents rise, where people do get access to an ambulance or doctors after death, there arises another incident from Madhya Pradesh where a doctor and his staff conducted the autopsy of a teenage girl on a tractor trolley.
Villagers who witnessed the post-mortem allege that the autopsy room was in dismal condition and a doctor along with his assisting staff conducted the post mortem on the trolley as locals watched with onlya plastic sheet set up over the trolley as it was drizzling in the area, reports Hindustan Times.
15-year-old Raksha had gone to her father’s agriculture field to give him lunch around 10 am on Sunday. On her way back, her right leg touched a live electricity line lying on the ground in the field. She was electrocuted and died on the spot and her right leg was severed at the shin, the police said.
“The post-mortem was carried out on the trolley,” said Triloki Thakur, one of the villagers who accompanied the victim’s father to the health centre.
However, the police and doctors defended themselves saying that the deceased girl’s injuries were inspected on the trolley as she was brought in on one but the post mortem was conducted inside the autopsy room at the primary health centre, more than 250 km from Sagar.
“We inspected deceased girl’s injury marks outside on the trolley as it was dark inside the autopsy room. After inspection the autopsy was conducted inside the room,” said Dr Verendra Singh Chouhan. But the doctor did not have an answer to how the autopsy was conducted inside a dark room.
Chief medical and health officer Panna (CMHO) Dr LK Tiwari defended the doctors saying HT that he had inquired about the matter and came to know that inspection of wounds was conducted outside by doctor and staff as there was more light outside but autopsy was conducted inside autopsy room.