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Medical board examine Rajsamand ‘hate killer’ for psychiatric assesment

Udaipur : A medical board consiting of three doctors examined on wednesday, Shambulal Raigar, the 38-year-old man who had killed West Bengal labourer Afrazul and burnt his body on December 6 in Rajsamand. Shambulal is kept in Jodhpur prison, was taken to Rajsamand earlier the day to be produced for a court hearing. The court extended his judicial custody till January 17. Later he was brought to Udaipur amid tight security.

Raigar was brought in the police bus and armed personnel from Rajasthan police, Quick Response team were deployed in his security. Raigar’s lawyer Sameer Vyas had put up an application requesting assessment of the accused’s mental condition and the Rajsamand court had ordered the assesment to be held by a competent medical board in the RNT medical college at Udaipur.

“In persuance of the court’s order, a committee consisting of two psychiatrists and a medical jurist was constituted. The experts examined the accused for some 45 minutes and  took some tests to assess his mental fitness. The accused was asked questions to find out whether he suffered of some kind of abnormality” DrVinay Joshi, Superintendent of the MB hospital told Udaipur Kiran. The panel would submit its report on Thursday morning, which would be given to the court, the medical officer said.

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