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Chemical test report of Gulshan attackers next week

Update : 01 Aug 2016, 01:04 AM
A full autopsy report on the Gulshan attackers would be completed and submitted within August, the doctor who led their post-mortem examinations has said. Dr Sohel Mahmud, an assistant professor at Dhaka Medical College forensic department, told the Dhaka Tribune yesterday that they suspect that the militants were on some sort of drugs when they carried out the attack at Holey Artisan Bakery because their level of brutality was beyond belief. Dr Mammud led the team that carried out the autopsy on the attackers as well as the victims at Combined Military Hospital (CMH) on July 3. He said all victims had around six or seven wounds on their bodies, while a total eight bullets were recovered from seven victims. Of the victims, seven were shot to death first before being hacked as well. The body of a female victim was unusually mutilated by the attackers. The doctors found around 35 to 40 knife wounds on her torso area alone, which suggested that she suffered severe torture before she was killed. That female victim's right wrist was also cut off by the militants, while there were also signs of head injuries, Dr Mahmud said. He added that such levels of brutality was not possible without the influence of some sort of narcotic substance; so the blood and viscera samples of the militants were sent to the CID forensic lab for chemical test. “We will get the chemical test report within a week and only then we can start work on a complete autopsy report,” Dr Mahmud said. Asked why it was taking such a long time for the autopsy report to be done, he said: “Usually we take 30 to 45 days to do a complete autopsy report, but this time it is taking more time because the department is holding exams for students at the moment.” The bodies of the five Gulshan attackers are still being kept at the CMH morgue as none of their families have come forward to collect them.
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