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Death by liver and heart ailments

Sonam Parveen had died of liver and heart ailments, the preliminary post-mortem report has revealed.

While the final report awaits the findings of the viscera test, doctors suspect Sonam, a patient of hypertension, had taken a shot of drugs.

The woman, in her mid-30s, was dumped unconscious by a taxi driver in front of Medical College and Hospital early on Monday, and died hours later.

The post-mortem was carried out in the police morgue of the hospital on Wednesday, a day after Sonam’s brothers identified the body.

“The doctors said the liver was black and the heart was not in right shape. She was probably suffering from cirrhosis of liver. She might also have taken a shot of drugs on Sunday night. Things will be clear once the viscera report arrives,” said an officer of Bowbazar police station.

An inquest of the body, carried out before the post-mortem, revealed no injury. A few officers from the homicide wing of the detective department were present during the post-mortem as sleuths were not sure whether the death was natural. “It doesn’t seem there was any foul play,” an officer later said.

Sonam had left her Sheriff Lane home, off Alimuddin Street, around 10.30pm on Sunday, telling her daughters that she was not keeping well and would like to see a doctor. She lived in the apartment with her two daughters, seven and four years old.

“The police told us on Tuesday that she was dead. We are not sure whether she met any doctor,” said Mohammad Shahnawaz, a brother of Sonam.

The police said Sonam had been arrested thrice on charges of theft, following which she left for Mumbai and later shifted to Pune. “She returned to the city early this year and worked in a massage parlour,” said an officer.

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