Custodial killing: Rizwan had cuts all over his body, died of extravasation of blood, reveals initial probe

Srinagar: Rizwan Asad Pandit, a 29-year-old school principal who was killed in “police custody” on Tuesday, may have died due to “multiple injuries”, according to initial post-mortem findings.

The findings reveal that Rizwan died because of “extravasation of blood” — the leakage of blood from a vessel into the surrounding tissues — caused by multiple injuries, The Indian Express reported.

“The blood loss in soft tissues due to multiple injuries was extensive internally, and this must have led to irreversible shock,” an official privy to the findings told The Indian Express. “There was no blunt injury or damage to the internal organs,” he said.

“He had cuts and injuries all over his body,” he said. “He also had a haematoma (a solid swelling of clotted blood within the tissues) in his left arm and eye,” he said.

While ruling out a heart attack, the official said a “roller” may have been applied over his legs, causing the veins and arteries to rupture.

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