Comedian Raju Srivastava’s post-mortem was conducted using virtual autopsy which is a new technique that does not include dissections.
- The post-mortem is done with high-tech digital X-rays and CT-scans.
- This technique requires lesser time compared to the traditional method and is capable of detecting even minute fractures like hairline or chip fractures in bones along bleeding, which are signs of antemortem injuries (injuries received by body before death).
- This is not often possible in the traditional method of autopsy.
- Virtopsy also enables the accurate finding of the depth of foreign body.
- Currently, AIIMS Delhi is the only institute doing virtual autopsy in Southeast Asia for the past two years.
Who was Raju Srivastav?
Raju Srivastav was an Indian comedian, actor and politician from Uttar Pradesh who passed away after suffering a massive cardiac arrest while on the treadmill.
Cardiac arrests during exercise are caused when the blockages in the blood vessels are ignored or are undiagnosed. Sometimes, workouts can trigger electrical disturbances in the heart, causing cardiac arrests. They can also cause rupturing of fatty plaques, resulting in the heart attack.