NOTE: This report may be in error in that the
body examined may not be that of Sant Bhindranwale but of someone else.
There is a comment that the person was "well-built", Sant Ji was known to
be rather thin and lean, also the height of Sant Ji is incorrect.
Therefore this report is incorrect, and is only displayed here for
Name: Jarnail Singh
Father's Or Husband's Name: Sh. Joginder Singh
Residence: V. Rode, P.O. Bagga Purana, Distt. Faridkot
Sex: Male about 38 years
Body Brought By: ASI Saudagar Singh
Body Identified By: S.I. Darshan Singh C.I.D
Where Brought: Village, Thana, District: P.S.
A Division from dead house, Amritsar
||Examination Of Body
||Despatch Of matter
To Chemical Examiner
Symptom Of Poison Or Disease
| Police Information
| Symptoms Observed Before Death
| Information Furnished By Police
|| Alleged to have died as a result of multiple
N.B. The Medical
Officer will observe the state of all the organs and when he finds no
disease or injury, he should write in the appropriate place the word
I - EXTERNAL APPEARANCE
| Length of body
6' - 0"
| Mark of ligature on neck and dissections, etc.
| Condition of subject - stout,
emaciated, .decomposed etc., clothing
Body of a middle-aged person, well-built, wearing
a Kacha, a chola and a phatui. All clothes blood-stained. A white
metal kara present one in each forearm. Rigor mortis present in
lower extremities only. Eyes closed. Left pupil dilated. Left
eyeball sunken. Mouth semiopen. Post mortem staining present on back
| Wounds, bruises, position, size,
A lacerated wound 3 cm x 1 cm with inverted and
ecchymised margins on the right side of forehead, 2 cms above
middle of right eyebrow.
A lacerated wound with everted margins, 7 cm x
5 cm on right side of face between nose, right eye and mouth;
right and left of upper lip is injured.
On dissection, the bullet after entering under injury No. 1
fractured the frontal bones of right orbit, injured right side
skull, fractured right maxilla and right side of mandible. A few
teeth are lying in mouth cavity. The bullet came out through the
injury No. 2. Injuries 1 and 2 communicate with each other.
A lacerated wound 3 cm x 1 cm with inverted and
ecchymised margins on right side of head 4 cm from right eye and
1.1 cm from right eyebrow.
A lacerated wound 10 cm x 7 cm with everted
margins on right side and back of head including the upper half of
On dissection, the bullet after entering through injury No. 3
fractured the right parietal bone, injured brain membranes and
brain matter, fractured right temporal and occipetal bones and
made the wound of exit through injury No. 4. Grossly lacerated
brain matter mixed with blood clots and pieces of bone present in
cranial cavity. Injuries 3 and 4 communicate with each other.
A lacerated wound 1.5cm x 1 cm with inverted
and ecchymised margins on front of right upper arm in upper 1/3rd.
A lacerated wound 2 cm x 1.5 cm with everted
margins on back of right upper arm in upper 1/3rd at horizontal
level with injury No. 5.
On dissection, the bullet after entering through injury No. 5
injured muscles of upper arm to come out of injury No. 6. Blood
clots present amongst injured muscles. Injuries 5 and 6
communicate with each other.
A lacerated wound 0.75 cm x 0.75 cm with
inverted and ecchymised margins on left side of front of chest, 2
cm above left nipple at 12 o'clock position.
A lacerated wound 3 cm x 1.5 cm with everted
margins on lower 1/3rd of right side of back of chest in
On dissection, the bullet after entering through injury No. 7
fractured the 3rd rib on left side, injured left pleura and upper
lobe of left lung through and through, injured the pericardium and
heart through and through, injured right paravertebral muscles to
make the wound of exit through injury No. 8 Injuries 7 and 8
communicate with each other. Free fluid blood and blood clots
about 1000 cc present in chest cavity.
9. A lacerated wound …cm x 3 cm with ragged
margins on medial aspect of right leg. (one word unreadable)
placed on lower 1/3rd of leg. Underneath muscle grossly lacerated
and with both bones of leg fractured into multiple pieces. Blood
clots present among injured tissues.
A lacerated wound 6 cms x 3 cms with ragged
margins on inner aspect of right foot in proximal half. Underneath
soft tissues injured and bone fractured.
A lacerated wound 1 cm x 0.75 cm with inverted
and ecchymised margins on inner aspect of left ankle joint.
A lacerated wound 1.5 cm x 1 cm on outer aspect
of right foot in its proximal half.
On dissection, the bullet after entering through injury No. 11
injured soft tissues and left ankle joint, fractured lower end of
left tibia and left talus bone and made wound of exit through
injury No. 12. Blood clots present amongst injured soft tissues.
Injuries 11 and 12 communicate with each other.
A lacerated wound 0.75 cm x 0.5 cm with
inverted and ecchymised margins on left side of forehead 4 cm
above right eyebrow.
A lacerated wound 2.5 cm x 1 cm with everted
margins on right side of head, 4 cms right eyebrow and 9 cms above
On dissection the bullet after entering through
injury No. 13, fractured right side of frontal bone, injured brain
membranes and brain matter grossly and made wound of exit through
injury No. 14 after fracturing right parietal bone. Injuries 13 and
14 communicate with each other.
All injuries are anti-mortem. Injuries 9 and 10
are blast injuries as a result of explosive material which are
II - CRANIUM AND SPINAL
N.B. The spinal canal
need not be examined unless indication of disease or injury exists.
III - THORAX
| 1. Walls, Ribs And Cartilages
| 2. Picurae
| 3. Larynx And Tracheae
| 4 . Right Lung
| 5. Left Lung
| 6. Pericardium -
IV - ABDOMEN
| 1. Walls
| 2. Peritonium
| 3. Mouth, Barynx And Esophagus
| 4. Stomach And Its Contents
| 5. Small Intestines And Their Contents
| 6. Large Intestines And Their Contents
||Faecal Matter Present; NAD
| 7. Liver
| 8. Spleen
| 9. Kidneys
| 10. Bladder
| 11. Organs Of Generation; External And
V - MUSCLES, BONES, JOINTS
||Disease Or Deformity
VI - REMARKS BY MEDICAL OFFICER
In my opinion death is due to shock and haemorrhage
as a result of massive head injury and injuries to heart and left lung
accompanied with multiple fractures which is sufficient to cause death
in ordinary course of nature.
Handed over to ASI Saudagar Singh:
Sutured body with clothes etc.
C.C of PMR
Police papers - four
Sd. Devinder Sharma
c/o Civil Surgeon
| Probable time that elapsed
| (a) between injury and death
| (b) between death and post-mortem
||About 36 hours