Board conducts post-mortem of Belarusian coach Nikolai at Patiala's Rajindra Hospital

No physical marks on body; tests negative for coronavirus

Board conducts post-mortem of Belarusian coach Nikolai at Patiala's Rajindra Hospital

Long and middle distance coach Nikolai Snesarev (2nd from right) with Lalita Babar, Sudha Singh and OP Jaisha. File Photo

Tribune News Service
Patiala, March 7

A board of doctors on Sunday conducted the post-mortem of Nikolai Snesarev—a long and middle distance running national athletics coach from Belarus—at Government Rajindra Hospital here.

The doctors have already handed over the body to Patiala police after the post-mortem examination.

Nikolai Snesarev was found dead in his room at National Institute of Sports (NIS) Patiala, on Friday evening.

The board, constituted by the office of Government Medical College to conduct post-mortem, included one doctor from the pathology department, and two forensic medicine experts from the department of forensic medicine and toxicology.

As per the mortuary sources, samples of viscera have been kept for further chemical and histopathological examination.

Besides, no physical marks were there on the body of the 72-year-old coach.

Meanwhile, the sources informed that Snesarev had tested negative for the coronavirus.

Dr DS Bhullar, in-charge of the mortuary of Rajindra Hospital informed that embalming to preserve and transportation of the body was done by the department of Anatomy of the medical college.

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