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Indian-origin man's body lies on his bed, police clueless

Oct 1 2013, 10:06am CDT | by IANS

London, Oct 1 (IANS) British police failed to find an Indian-origin man who was lying dead in his bed for 12 days after taking an overdose of prescription painkillers, an inquest has heard.

London, Oct 1 — British police failed to find an Indian-origin man who was lying dead in his bed for 12 days after taking an overdose of prescription painkillers, an inquest has heard. The inquest...

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Indian-origin man's body lies on his bed, police clueless

Oct 1 2013, 10:06am CDT | by IANS

London, Oct 1 (IANS) British police failed to find an Indian-origin man who was lying dead in his bed for 12 days after taking an overdose of prescription painkillers, an inquest has heard.

London, Oct 1 — British police failed to find an Indian-origin man who was lying dead in his bed for 12 days after taking an overdose of prescription painkillers, an inquest has heard.

The inquest at the Southampton Coroner's Court heard that Amar Khosah, 52, was reported missing July 23 by a health worker after he missed two appointments.

Khosah was actually dead and his body was lying in his bed at his home in the British city of Southampton, the Daily Mail reported.

Police called at his home several times and posted notes through his door but didn't get any response. They never bothered to get in.

His body was discovered by the deceased's sister Amar Sameja after she broke open the door. She had just returned from India.

Family friend Fabian Nicholas told the inquest that Khosah's sister granted officers permission to enter the house.

Police, however, denied that Amar's sister granted them permission to break open the door.

Pathologist Sanjay Jogai said Khosah had died from an overdose of prescription painkiller tramadol.

The doctor believed he died five days before his body was recovered.

Taking a critical view, coroner Keith Wiseman said it was unclear whether Khosah had taken his own life intentionally or by mistake.

He said police could have entered the house at any time from July 23 onwards.

A coroner said it was possible that the 52-year-old could have been saved if officers from Hampshire Constabulary had investigated properly.

"It was clear officers had not applied the force's missing person policy correctly, that the investigation lacked ownership and consistency and that officers should have considered searching Mr Khosa's property earlier," Coroner Keith said.

However, an investigation by the Professional Standards Department (PSD), responsible for the investigation of all public complaints in Britain, concluded that no individual officer or police staff member had a case to answer for misconduct.

PSD will reportedly review further what individual and organisational learning should follow.

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