Man dies of suspected jaundice, brother held for culpable homicide after a month

About a month later after a man was reported to have died of jaundice in a hospital, the Delhi Police has arrested his brother for culpable homicide, giving a sensational twist to what seemed an ordinary case.

On August 11, the Safdarjung Hospital informed the Okhla Industrial Area police station that Surender (33), a resident of Harkesh Nagar, has been admitted in an unconscious state by his cousin.

On investigation, it was found that Surender had been suffering from a chronic liver disease ( with jaundice) because of prolonged alcohol consumption.

But the autopsy report revealed that the cause of death was actually cerebral damage as a result of an injury sustained to his head consequent to blunt force impact. The viscera was also preserved to rule out any associated intoxication.

Keeping in view of the cause of death, head injury, a case was registered. The investigation revealed that on the fateful night, Surender’s brother had beaten him up under the influence of alcohol and as a result, the victim fell unconscious.

Inputs: India Today

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