Heart attack or poison: Doctors

Published Aug 28, 2015, 7:28 am IST
Updated Mar 28, 2019, 1:16 am IST
Viscera samples have been sent to the Andhra Pradesh Forensic Science Laboratory for examination
Doctor's BMW car (Representational image)
 Doctor's BMW car (Representational image)

Hyderabad: A day after the body of Kims ENT surgeon Dr K. Raghavendra Rao was found dead in his car, the police is unsure about the cause of his death.

Forensic doctors who conducted the postmortem on Dr Rao’s body said that his heart and liver were bloated, indicating that he had died of a heart attack or poisoning.


Viscera samples have been sent to the Andhra Pradesh Forensic Science Laboratory for examination.

Officials said that there were no external evidence indicating murder and there were no factors at home or at work to indicate suicide.

The police, however, are still confused why he went to Old Bowenpally with a liquor bottle.

Dr K. Raghavendra Rao

“The car was found at the Harshavardhan Colony in Old Bowenpally. According to his family, he does not have any relatives living in the area. We are trying to find if he had any friends living near by,” said North Zone DCP N. Prakash Reddy.


The police is still verifying his call details and other information on his phone. “His last calls were to the hospital staff and his wife. We are looking into other details,” said DCP.

Dr Rao, 62, who was the Head of the Department in KIMS, had left home on Tuesday morning at 9.30 to go to the hospital. However, he did not reach the hospital.

Following a complaint from his kin, the police booked a missing complaint and started a search. Later, his body was found in his BMW car at Old Bowenpally on Wednesday morning.

Location: Telangana