May 24, 2010 News
Sangeeta Persaud death probe…
Almost one month ago a second autopsy was done on the exhumed remains as the finding are yet to be known. Recently Commissioner of Police Henry Greene said that the foreign pathologist, Dr. Valery Alexandrov is yet to send back an official report on his finding.
According to the Commissioner to date the force has only received the doctor’s preliminary notes which were taken the day of the exhumation, April 25.
Greene told media operatives that the doctor had indicated that Persaud may have died from natural causes.
Meanwhile this newspaper tried contacted the doctor who is based in Trinidad and was told that he is currently on vacation in the United States and is expected back sometime early next month.
On April 25 last foreign pathologist, Dr. Valery Alexandrov, a specialist in forensic and anatomic pathology, was contracted by the yesterday conducted a second post mortem, this time on the exhumed remains of Sangeeta Persaud, a West Bank Demerara teen.
The Trinidad-based pathologist collected samples from various parts of Persaud’s body in an effort to put all speculations to rest. There was some confusion about the cause of death. Initially, the view was that the child died of a botched exorcism.
Foreign Pathologist Dr Valery Alexandrov makes his way into the cemetery to perform the second autopsy.
He had told this newspaper that there was no sign of blunt trauma, hemorrhaging or broken bones in the child’s body.
He explained during his examination that he was checking the muscle tissues for a greenish discoloration which is consistent with poisoning. However, none was found but he noted that he has not completely ruled out poisoning.
The doctor had also explained that he had a discussion with Dr. Nehaul Singh and based on the child medical records, Dr. Singh’s finding and from what he found the child may have died from meningitis.
Sangeeta Persaud of Canal Number Two Polder died at the West Demerara Regional Hospital hours after an alleged attempt to exorcise demons from her failed.
The girl had fallen ill and instead of seeking medical attention, her parents reportedly opted to seek the services of a local pastor, since they were convinced that she was possessed by demons.
According to the Home Affairs Minister, Persaud’s death has developed into an envelope of controversy and mystery for some, attracting national interest.
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