Mumbai, Dec 17: A day after the horrific incident at Mumbai airport, officials claimed that postmortem cannot be done on the Air India technician who was killed on Wednesday, Dec 16.
An official was quoted as saying, "The body is badly mutilated and no post-mortem is possible as it is almost in liquid form."
The Air India ground staffer, who was identified as Ravi Subramanian, was sucked in by an aircraft engine at the Mumbai airport.
The incident took place at bay No 28 around 8:40 pm when the Hyderabad-bound flight was being readied for departure.
The victim was sucked in by the running engine of the aircraft -- flight AI-619. It was delayed by an hour due to the incident.
Air India conducted an investigation and sources claimed that investigating officers have not ruled out it to be a case of suicide or murder.
Both pilot and the co-pilot were grounded for investigation and sources also said, "At the moment, we are absolutely clueless on how this person was near the aircraft. Only an inquiry can establish whose negligence it was and whether the engine should have been switched on at that time."
Air India CMD Ashwani Lohani said he was deeply saddened and regretted the tragic incident. "The incident is being investigated. Our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family," Lohani said.