Asiya Neelofar case: Government reportedly terminates two doctors


Government has reportedly terminated two doctors who were part of the post-mortem team in the infamous Asiya Neelofar Shopian rape and murder case.

Sources told news agency Kashmir News Trust that Dr Bilal Dalal and Dr Nighat Shaheen have been terminated from their services by the government.

Notably, Omar Abdullah-led government back in 2009 had suspended both these doctors who had conducted the two autopsies. Dr Nighat’s report indicated rape of both women and her findings were substantiated by a forensic report. However, shortcomings in the autopsy meant the cause of death could not be forensically established.

Dr Nighat Shaheen has allegedly been accused of conspiring to defame, discredit and cause injury to the personnel of police and security forces and to get them wrongfully convicted for a capital offense by creating false reports.

Dr Bilal Ahmad Dalal has been accused by CBI of wrongly mentioning the lacerated wound on the frontal portion of Asiya Jan’s head as incised wound. It has also accused the doctor of falsely opining on the cause of death as haemmorhagic shock and bleeding from multiple injuries in the case of Asiya Jan and neurogenic shock in the case of Neelofar Jan.

Even the then-Jan Commission had taken note of lapses by doctors in conducting autopsies.

Commissioner Secretary to Government General Administration Department in this regard issued two separate orders reading that the Lieutenant Governor is satisfied after considering the facts and circumstances of these casea and on the basis of the information available, that the activities of Dr. Bilal Ahmad Dalal, Medical Officer, NTPHC Takiya Imam, Shopian (Health and Medical Education Department), a resident of Hergam, Shopian and Dr Nighat Shaheen Chillo, Consultant Gynecologist in the Sub-District Hospital Chadora Budgam, a resident of Sanat Nagar Srinagar are such as to warrant their dismissals from service and they are being dismissed from their services without any inquiries.

Network KNT

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