The body of IIT Kharagpur student Faizan Ahmed was exhumed at at the Amolapatty Kabarsthan (burial ground) in Dibrugarh on Tuesday. A team of forensics experts from Assam Medical College and Gauhati Medical College carried out the exhumation process. A 4-member team of Bengal police from Kharagpur Town Police Station led by Inspector Biswaranjan Banerjee (Investigating Officer) were present during the exhumation process..

The body of Faizan Ahmed was exhumed from the Amolapatty Kabrasthan in presence of family members of Faizan Ahmed, magistrate Gautam Priya Mahanta and local police.

The body is expected to be preserved today in a morgue and the same will be flown to Kolkata tomorrow for a second post-mortem examination.

On April 25, the Calcutta High Court had passed a rare order calling for the exhumation of the IIT Kharagpur student’s body from his burial ground to conduct a second post-mortem at the Medical College and Hospital, Calcutta, saying that it was necessary to bring out the truth behind his death. Faizan Ahmed belonged to Assam’s Tinsukia and his body was buried at the Amolapatty Kabarstan in Dibrugarh town on October 16, 2022.

Twenty-three-year-old Faizan Ahmed was a third-year mechanical engineering student at IIT Kharagpur. On October 14, 2022, his decomposed body was found in room number C-205 of the Lala Lajpat Rai Hall of Residence of IIT Kharagpur in West Bengal’s Paschim Medinipur district. The college administration said that the student died by suicide while the family claimed that he was murdered. Faizan’s parents filed a writ petition in Calcutta High Court, alleging that their son was murdered.


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