Chief government pathologist Dr Dinesh Rao has dismissed the claim that he will step away from his post-mortem duties because he has become fed up with numerous questionable police killings as being false.
THE STAR had learnt that Dr Rao, who is the head pathologist in the Legal Medicine Unit of the Ministry of National Security, had lost interest and confidence in the criminal justice system after being overwhelmed with numerous post-mortems of persons killed questionably by the police.
However, Dr Rao chuckled at the suggestion and remarked that he will leave his job solely because his contract will expire in June.
Furthermore, he hinted that his contract will expire at a time when the police are taking fire for a number of consecutive quest-ionable fatal shootings is mere coincidental.
Moreover, he is homesick and is desirous to return to his home country to rejoin his family.
Despite being quizzed repeatedly if his decision to vacate the capacity of government pathologist was influenced by his frustration with police shootings, Dr Rao maintained there was no connection between the two.
"I have to go back home to be with my family," he emphasised.
He also pointed out that ,"it (his decision), is not in fear of anyone."
Dr Rao also expressed his confidence that the Ministry of National Security will appoint a suitably qualified person to replace him but said he had no idea who his replacement would be.
"The ministry I believe will choose the best person like they chose me," he expressed.
THE STAR tried unsuccessfully to receive comment from the ministry as our news team was informed that the person authorised to speak on the matter was absent yesterday.