Medical board to exhume maid`s body today for autopsy

HYDERABAD: The provincial health department on Friday formed a special medical board to exhume the body of nine-year-old Fatima Fariro, a domestic help who died in mysterious circumstances at her employer`s house in Ranipur on Aug 15, to conduct a post-mortem examination on Saturday (today).

The board, headed by medical superintendent of Peoples Medical College (PMC) Hospital, Nawabshah and comprising a forensic expert of Peoples University of Medicines and Health Sciences for Women, Nawabshah, a professor of pathology from PMC, and a senior female medico-legal officer posted in Naushahro Feroze district health office, will exhume the body in Ali Mohammad Furro graveyard near Khanwahan to `determine cause of the girl`s death as desired`.

A notification to this effect was issued by Health Services Director General Dr Irshad Memon. It said that the board`s proceedings should be forwarded to relevant court of law and the DG`s office. The board was formed in line with Aug 17 directive of civil judge and judicial magistrate of Sobhodero on an application filed by investigating officer of the girl`s murder case.

Earlier on Thursday, the Ranipur police had picked up a former SHO, a health department doctor and a dispenser (compounder) for their alleged involvement in the death of the housemaid in the haveli of a local influential, Pir Asad Shah, who is also in custody.

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