Allegation about scarlett's missing body parts is 'baseless': Goa CS

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Panaji, Apr 15 (UNI) Goa Chief Secretary J P Singh today termed ''baseless'' the findings of third autopsy conducted on British teenager Scarlett Keeling in United Kingdom, on the request of her mother Fiona Mackeown, and said it was done ''desperately''.

According to the third autopsy report, prepared by forensic pathologist Dr Gayan Fernando attached to the Coroner Court in Devon, UK, the vital organs--both kidneys, stomach and uterus -- of Scarlett are missing.

Scarlett was found dead under mysterious circumstances on Anjuna beach in North Goa on February 18.

Justifying the two autopsies that were conducted on the British teenager at Goa Medical College, Mr Singh said according to standard procedure for autopsy all over India, first full stomach is removed and some parts of other organs like liver, Kidney, spleen, lungs, brain and loops are cut for examination during autopsies and preserved. Besides, blood and urine are also preserved for investigation.

Similarly, two types of autopsies were carried out at Goa Medical College. First being the medico-legal forensic autopsy and the other was pathological autopsy.

Some parts of the organs were cut and sent to the Forensic Laboratory in Mumbai for chemicial analysis, while the rest were put back in the opened body during the autopsy, the Secretary said.

Mr Singh said the histo-pathological examination of uterus was also preserved to find out whether victim was pregnant or not.

Sperm detection is done to find out whether there was sexual assault or not. There is nothing fishy about organs and no attempts of cover up.

He said the government had handed over the case to the CBI and hoped that it would solve the case quickly.


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