Autopsy confirms mental patient died from drowning

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AN AUTOPSY has established that mentally challenged patient Ramesh Singh, 58, formerly of Strand Road, died from asphyxia due to drowning.
His body was found afloat in a trench within the compound of the National   Psychiatric Hospital, also in New Amsterdam, last week Friday.

The results of the post mortem examination were made known by Government Pathologist Dr. Vivekanand Brijmohan, who performed it at New Amsterdam Hospital on Monday.
A female patient at the psychiatric institution discovered Singh’s body about 08:20 h and Police said it was nude, with no visible marks of violence.
Singh had be an in-patient at the hospital for some 16 years and was last seen at 16:00 h on Thursday.