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Delhi HC Orders Fresh, Recorded Post-Mortem of Mukul Arya After Mother Alleges Foul Play

The Delhi high court on Thursday allowed a plea by the mother of India’s deceased representative to Palestine Mukul Arya seeking a fresh post mortem of her son, who was recently found dead inside the Indian mission in Ramallah, and directed that the process be video-graphed.

The Centre told Justice Rajnish Bhatnagar that the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) is facilitating the autopsy at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) as desired by the family.

Senior advocate Sidharth Luthra, appearing for Mukul Arya’s mother Roshan Lata Arya, emphasised that the deceased officer suffered an unnatural death and urged the court to allow either the family members or their representatives to be present during the autopsy procedure.

Justice Bhatnagar said he would permit the autopsy to be carried out as per the norms and be video-recorded. “He is an Indian official. Everyone is concerned,” the judge told the petitioner.

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