Ere Seshaiah

Dr. Ere Seshaiah Goud (born August 1, 1942), is a chief consultant forensic pathologist and director of legal medicine unit in Ministry of National Security at Jamaica in West Indies.
He was in news when he reported Bob Woolmer, a Pakistan cricket coach's death in the middle of 2007 Cricket World Cup tournament, as murder. He said the cause of death was asphyxia due to manual strangulation and cypermethrin poisoning. Later on, the death was concluded to be due to natural causes (disease) by Lucius Thomas, the commissioner of the Jamaica Constabulary Force. The police finally closed their investigation after the jury handed down an open verdict due to insufficient evidence of either murder or a death due to natural causes .
Personal details==
Dr. Ere Seshaiah was born in Chintaparthi village of Chittoor district in Andhra Pradesh, India.
He completed his elementary education at his native place and high school at Vayalapad town of Chittoor. He did his M.B.B.S from Guntur Medical College in Guntur and later M.D in Forensic Medicine from Sri Venkateshwara Medical College in Tirupati.
He was married to Ere Saraswathi. The couple have a son HariPrasad Ere and daughter Dr.Lakshmi Ere.
Professional Service
He started his medical career as medical officer in primary health centre departments of Chittoor, Kurnool and Cuddapah districts. He, later worked as assistant professor in department of forensic medicine in Sri Venkateshwara Medical College of Tirupati till 1993.
He took voluntary retirement from assistant professor job to take up chief consultant forensic pathologist at Jamaica in West Indies. He is currently working as Chief Consultant Forensic Pathologist and Director of Legal Medicine Unit of Forensic Medicine department in the Ministry of National Security at Jamaica.
* An award from Minster of Health, Andhra Pradesh in India for Family Planning Operations.
Death of Bob Woolmer
Pakistan coach, Bob Woolmer was mysteriously found dead on March 18, 2007 in his hotel room at Jamaica Pegasus hotel in Kingston of Jamaica a day after the Pakistan team was eliminated unexpectedly at the hands of Ireland during the 2007 Cricket World Cup tournament.
On March 20, 2007. Dr. Seshaiah in his first testimonial listed Bob's cause of death as asphyxia resulting from manual strangulation due to hyoid bone fracture. In his second testimonial, he listed Bob's cause of death as asphyxia due to manual strangulation and also due to cypermethrin poisoning as he saw traces of the pesticide in his system based on the toxicology report.
On March 22, 2007, the Pakistan cricket team and officials underwent DNA test along with fingerprinting.. The next day Jamaican authorities ordered an inquest to be held into the murder and Woolmer's family was informed that his body will be kept in Jamaica till the inquest was over..
On March 29, 2007, Pakistan expressed dissatisfaction over the investigation and decided to send a three member team to assist investigation to Jamaica. The following day Britain decided to send a team of police officers to assist the investigation.
On June 12, 2007, Lucius Thomas, the commissioner of the Jamaica Constabulary Force ended several weeks of speculation by saying Woolmer had died of natural causes and had not been murdered as claimed by Dr. Seshaiah.. Thomas also dismissed the involvement of match fixers, members of Pakistan's team and Islamic fundamentalists behind the murder.
On June 13, 2007, Dr. Ere Seshaiah whose report was based for launching the murder probe, stood by his medical examination and affirmed Woolmer was murdered. Seshaiah was quoted by the Jamaica Observer as saying, "I am sure he was murdered. Woolmer is not a first for me, I have been doing autopsies here since 1995".
On June 14 2007, the Jamaican government appointed a committee to review the probe and circumstances surrounding the investigation which treated the case as murder but failed to establish it.
On October 17, 2007, Dr. Nathaniel Cary, a British pathologist noted that other factors could have led to Woolmer's death. He said, Woolmer had diabetes, which could have gone out of control.
On November 06, 2007, Coroner Patrick Murphy called for further tests on Woolmer's body due to discrepancies in the toxicology reports.
Finally, on November 28, 2007 after hearing twenty-six days of evidence, the jury at the inquest returned an open verdict, refusing to rule out the controversial strangulation theory put forward by Dr. Seshaiah.
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