Bodies of 2 women swapped at Sassoon General Hospital

ST CORRESPONDENT
Wednesday, 17 October 2018

According to the officials of SGH, two women identified as Jaya Sapkal (40) from Hadapsar and Mayuri Kale (20) from Sinhagad Road had committed suicide by hanging themselves in two separate incidents and the two bodies were brought to SGH for autopsy on Tuesday.

MUMBAI: In a case of negligence, bodies of two women were swapped at the morgue of Sassoon General Hospital (SGH) on Wednesday. The families of the deceased persons were successful in getting bodies of their respective kins by Wednesday evening. 

According to the officials of SGH, two women identified as Jaya Sapkal (40) from Hadapsar and Mayuri Kale (20) from Sinhagad Road had committed suicide by hanging themselves in two separate incidents and the two bodies were brought to SGH for autopsy on Tuesday.

On Wednesday at around 10.30 am, after the autopsies were done, the family members of Kale took the body of Sapkal and headed towards Satara to perform the last rites. Later, at around 1 pm, when family members of Sapkal’s family asked for the body of Jaya, they were shown the body of Mayuri. 

The family members then raised an alarm and informed the authorities of the hospital. Officials then immediately contacted Kale family, who had reached Lonand, along with the body of Jaya Sapkal. 

The Kale family was then asked to come back to SGH and swap the bodies. Both the families were handed over the bodies of their kins at 4.30 pm.

“We are investigating what led to the confusion over the bodies. We suspect the relatives did not identify the body of their kin,” said an official from SGH. 

A relative of the Sapkal family told Sakal Times on Wednesday evening that there was some confusion with hospital authorities about the bodies and things were sorted out later.

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