UP Minister’s Son Found Dead, Autopsy Reveals Strangulation
22-year-old Abhijeet Yadav, son of Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council Chairman Ramesh Yadav, was found dead at his residence in Hazratganj on Sunday, 21 October.
Investigations have revealed that the deceased’s mother strangled him to death after he came home drunk and had an argument with her on Saturday night (20 October).
The mother’s confession came after the police, on Monday morning, detained the mother and Yadav’s elder brother in Lucknow.
The postmortem report indicates that Yadav had died due to "ante-mortem strangulation".
Yadav's body was found at his Darul Shafa residence and his family members informed the police, reported PTI.
Autopsy Reveals Strangulation
A senior police official from Lucknow police told The New Indian Express that Yadav’s family was vehemently against getting a post-mortem examination. However, they were stopped by the Hazratganj police on their way to the cremation ground, following which the police took the body to King George’s Medical University.
The autopsy reports revealed a mark indicating strangulation visible on the 22-year-old man’s neck, The New Indian Express reported.
Police Terms it Unnatural Death
Earlier, the police had not suspected the cause of Yadav’s death and said that the case indicated unnatural death.
"As of now it seems to be an unnatural death... Whether the death is natural or not will be clear only after the post-mortem examination is conducted," a Lucknow police official had previously told PTI.
The police carried out the post mortem forcefully, despite resistance from family members who had rushed the body for cremation, which further confirmed the suspicions of a possible attack on Yadav having caused his death, reported The New Indian Express.
(With inputs from ANI, PTI and The New Indian Express)