Second autopsy done, Swami Nigamanand buried in Haridwar

first_imgNigamanand died on June 13, 115 days into his fast to save the Ganga.Swami Nigamanand, who died while fasting to save the Ganga from illegal mining, was on Thursday buried at his ashram in Haridwar after a second post-mortem.A four-member team of doctors called by Haridwar District Magistrate R. Meenakshi Sundaram performed the second post-mortem to dispel doubts that Nigamanand was poisoned.Nigamanand died in Dehradun on Monday after a 115-day against illegal mining on the Ganga banks. He was in the same hospital where yoga guru Baba Ramdev was admitted during his fast against corruption. A pathology report had hinted that he could have been poisoned.Nigamanand’s family had laid claim on his body but Sundaram issued them a letter blocking the request. Sundaram argued that Nigamanand was a sanyasi and the first right over his body was that of the ashram he belonged to.The family had made a desperate claim for Nigamanand’s body. His father had even threatened self-immolation.The ashram Nigamanand was associated had hurled allegations at his family. Swami Shivanand of Matri Sadan accused the family of trying to use Nigamanand’s death for personal benefits. He pointed out that the swami had been estranged from his family since 2002.”They have been barred from coming to the ashram since 2002. This is the reason why they did not come to meet him at the hospital and if they were really concerned, why didn’t they come and see him when he was in a coma?” asked Shivanand. For more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.advertisementlast_img

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