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IIT Kharagpur Student Murdered, New Forensic Report Reveals Gunshot And Stab Wounds On Neck

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Faizan Ahmed, was a third-year mechanical engineering student from Assam at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur. (Image via X/@BinamarSaif)

The report highlighted critical discrepancies from the initial investigation conducted by the police and the first autopsy performed at Midnapore Medical College in October 2022

Faizan Ahmed, a third-year mechanical engineering student at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, was murdered after signs of a gunshot wound and a stab wound on his neck were revealed in a second forensic examination.

The semi-decomposed body of the 23-year-old student from Assam was discovered in a room at Lala Lajpat Rai Hostel on October 14, 2022. It was later confirmed that the room where the body was found did not belong to him.

The latest findings reveal that Ahmed’s neck bore evidence of both a gunshot wound on the upper left side and a stab wound on the right, as outlined in the second post-mortem report conducted by court-appointed forensic expert Dr. Gupta.

The report highlighted critical discrepancies from the initial investigation conducted by the police and the first autopsy performed at Midnapore Medical College in October 2022. It further revealed that these injuries were neither documented nor filmed during the initial procedures.

According to sources cited by The Indian Express, traces of human blood were found on Ahmed’s nail cuttings, hair strands, spine, mandible, and back muscles.

Initially, college authorities claimed it was a case of suicide, but Ahmed’s family alleged he was murdered. They also accused IIT Kharagpur authorities of disregarding his complaints about severe ragging in the hostel.

After Ahmed’s father petitioned the Calcutta High Court for the formation of a special investigation team (SIT) to probe his death, the court ordered the exhumation of his body and a second post-mortem examination in May 2023. The court decision came after several loopholes were pointed out in the first autopsy by a court-appointed expert.

The high court deemed the second post-mortem “vital and necessary for arriving at the truth” when issuing the exhumation order.

Ahmed’s body was exhumed seven months after burial in a cemetery in Assam’s Dibrugarh city. His remains were dug up by the West Bengal police team with the family’s consent following the Calcutta High Court’s directive for a second post-mortem.

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