Eyes of dead body missing at Kolkata hospital, probe ordered

Kolkata: The authorities of a State-run hospital here have ordered an investigation following a complaint that the eyes of a body kept in the morgue were missing when it was handed over to the family, officials said.

Sambhunath Das, 69, had suffered head injuries after falling on the road on Sunday. He was declared dead on arrival at the RG Kar Medical College and Hospital.

“When the body was handed over to us after the post-mortem examination, we found that my father’s eyes were missing. When we enquired, some employees of the morgue said his eyes were gouged out by rats,” said Sushanta, the son of the deceased.