A DOCTOR has been questioned over the death of a man allegedly killed by his own son.
The jury in the trial of Jasknwal Rana, accused of manslaughter following the death of his elderly father, has been hearing detailed evidence from a forensic pathologist.
Rana, 33, was charged after his 75-year-old father Tarsam Singh died following a disturbance at the family’s home in Alder Street, Fartown, in May.
Rana is alleged to have broken his father’s nose during an assault inside the house before the pensioner collapsed outside on the driveway.
Following his death it emerged that Mr Singh, who appeared to be a fit and healthy man, was in fact suffering from extensive ascemic heart disease.
Although the cause of Mr Singh’s death was said to be heart disease the prosecution allege that the assault by Rana significantly contributed to it.
Rana has denied the manslaughter charge and yesterday his barrister John Elvidge QC questioned pathologist Dr Charles Wilson about the mechanisms which could have led to Mr Singh’s heart failure that night.