J Dey murder case: Witness says journalist had injuries on left chest, arm and shoulder

A Hirnandani Hospital senior security personnel while deposing in J Dey murder case told the Special MCOCA court that the journalist had injuries on left chest, arm and shoulder.

During his examination by Special Public Prosecutor Raja Thackre, he told the court, “I am working as a security officer at Hirnandani Hospital, Powai. On June 11, 2011, one person was brought to emergency ward. I was called by a police at about 5 pm. Police there told me that Panchanama of the body is to be drawn and asked me to act as one to which I replied yes. I saw the body the blood was coming from left nose. There were no clothes on the body. There were small injuries on the body. The injuries were on left chest, arm and shoulder. There were about 9 to 10 injuries on the body. The body was kept in the casualty department. The name of the deceased is Jyoti Dey."

He added, “There was a cut marking on the raincoat on the left side. There might be 9 to 10 marking. I had also seen the T-shirt which also had marking. There was no marking on the lower body.”

On Dey's other belongings, the witness told the court that the police had sealed packed a raincoat, T-shirt, and black pant, undergarment, keys, ID card, license, visiting card, money (Rs 250-300) and wrist watch. They did not seal the mobile. The witness identified all the articles except the mobile, keys, wrist watch and visiting card
when shown in the court.

During his cross examination by defence advocate Santosh Despande, the witness told the court, “I am senior most in the security team at Hirnandani hospital. My duty is near casualty department. The police did not take my statement on the same day of the incident. During the panchnama there was no doctor on the spot. The police did not inform about the complaint number and sections in the case to me. I did not feel the articles by taking them in my hand.”

mid-day’s editor (Investigations) J Dey, who was shot dead in broad daylight in Powai on June 11, 2011, when he was heading home on his motorbike, allegedly by Chhota Rajan’s henchmen. Police has arrested 10 accused Anil Waghmode, Abhijeet Shinde, Arun Dake, Sachin Gaikwad, Nilesh Shendge, Mangesh Agawane, Satish Kalya, Deepak Sisodia, Paulson Joseph and Jigna Vora. Vinod Asrani, the 11th accused in the case, had died of liver cirrhosis in April.

The next hearing is on September 7.

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