The family of 5 month old baby Sunaina Chaudhari have been asked by the Serious
Crime Command Detective Chief Inspector John MacDonal to produce further evidence to enable UK Police to re-open the criminal
investigation into her sudden and suspicious death in a British hospital following massive drug overdoses. Baby
Sunaina's body was moved from the UK to a Delhi mortuary, India, after UK authorities threatened to destroy the body.
The evidence of unlawful organ removal was omitted from all investigations.
Jan 2000: UK Doctors advised termination to the parents at 21 weeks gestation
saying left diaphragmatic hernia (DH) would kill the foetus (stomach growing in chest) before birth, at birth or immediately
after birth, but parents refused to terminate pregnancy.
25/05/2000: Sunaina was born On
12 October 2007 weighing 1.92 Kg in Essex, UK. Mother had to beg for the operation. She
was told baby would not survive. Mother feels they did not want to pay for it. (It cost over £10,000)
01/06/2000:Diaphragmatic op in
London was a success
01/08/2000: Sunaina was discharged
home on low flow oxygen and ranitidine to dry stomach acid to help recovery from DH op.
16/09/2000: Sunaina had "normal"
examination in OPD clinic, "she has made a remarkable recovery"..."smiling, following fixing, cooing"
A few days later, the Home Care
nurse was complaining about the cost of syringes and the continuous feed whilst Sunaina's stomach was still recovering from
the DH op.
26/09/2000: Tesco pharmacist in
Essex gave adult dose of ranitidine 150mg/10ml...dose 10ml twice daily, instead of 3mg, three times daily (ranitidine was
prescribed to dry her acid whilst stomach lining was thin).
01/10/2000: As a result, Sunaina
had her first admission to hospital with blood oxygen level of 54% and difficulty in breathing after a total of eighty times
overdose of ranitidine...
04/10/2000: Overdose continued
to be prescribed by several paediatricians and supplied by a hospital pharmacist on another 9 occasions in hospital.
When the Guys Poisons were consulted, they were told that Sunaina had been given one single ten times dose (rather
than 170 times doses). They advised monitoring, but this was not done. Sunainas
blood oxygen level fell to 37.4%. Ranitidine was continued for another 3 weeks without allowing the levels to come down from
the overdose. One of the doctors who had advised termination, ordered the oxygen to be disconected.
Mother reconnected it as she was trained to do so.
20/10/2000: Doctors ordered London
Borough of Redbridge Social Workers to obtain an Emergency Protection Order on the basis that parents did not agree with doctors
that it was in the best interests of the baby to be allowed to die. Sunaina was sitting unaide.
She had gained weight to 4.5kg
26/10/2000: Sunaina died suddenly
at 11.05am whilst parents were in court to overturn the Protection Order. She had been prescribed potassium
chloride injection 12 hours before her death and given 3 doses immediately before death (Potassium chloride is given as last
lethal injection in death row in the USA). Allegations were made by parents to Coroner and Police at 12.30pm
that Sunaina had been murdered by doctors.
30/10/2000: Evidence on the post-mortem
report suggests organs were already removed at the hospital where death occured 4 days earlier. PM was
conducted on frozen samples and tissues.
31/01/2001: Family allege that
the second post-mortem was faked. Parents took the picture of the baby's face with the eyelids lifted to
show cotton wool balls in the eye sockets. Coroner maintained all organs were there.
12/02/2001: Family took a video
and photographs of the hollow eye sockets. Baby had a typical organ-removal cut (groin to neck, behind
the ears to top of head) rather than a PM cut (groin to chest to shoulders).
11/09/2001: Coroner held a jury
Inquest but orchestrated a cover-up by forbidding the jury to make any allegations of a deliberate killing.
03/01/2002: Dissatisfied with the
failings of the two post-mortems and Inquest, the family submitted an application to the Police for a reopening of the Police
investigation (which had earlier been part of the Inquest only).
26/02/2002: Court of Appeal application
C2001/2060, Lord Justice Sedley stated that the Applicants had the legal right to bring Criminal or Civil cases.
Administrative Court, Mr Justice Burton in application CO 324/2002 also confirmed this.
10/2002: Mother collected 12,000
signatures calling for a public Inquiry into the death
the family filed a private prosecution in the City Magistrates Court against 9 doctors and nurses. The
Court failed to file the application, stating that they needed the evidence that potassium chloride harmed the baby.
11 Dec 2002: The mother wrote to
the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain asking for an investigation into the drug overdoses. She
wrote again on 11 March 2007 to complain about their failings and delays. The mother also complained to
the GMC against the doctors, pathologists and medically qualified Coroner.
A few years later the family was
informed that the mortuary where the body was being stored was demolished and that the body had been moved to a new location,
but the family was not informed of the new location. When the family members visited to view the body,
the mortuary was indeed not there anymore.
March 2004: During court action
by six doctors (including a pathologist) under harassment law against mother and aunt of Baby Sunaina, Neelu Chaudhari, aunt
of Baby, a qualified pharmacist, compiled an Expert Report with evidence of the ranitidine and potassium chloride drug overdoses
given to the baby as well as the deprivation of oxygen. The sisters were asked to submit Consent order
to remove website material (currently found on www.archive.org, type "sunaina.co.uk" in the way back machine) under duress
to avoid paying over £100,000 damages to the 6 doctors. A British judge turned it into a Restraining
Order, unlawfully taking away the Human rights of the family to demonstrate and seek justice in the British courts.
20/12/2006: London Borough of Redbridge
threatened the family that they would destroy the body of Baby Sunaina. The family pleaded that they themselves
wanted the body and the missing organs returned to them so they could carry out the missing investigations and then the funeral.
15 Feb 2007: The family was shocked
by the legal action taken by London Borough of Redbridge, (the same Local authority that took out the 20/10/2000 protection
order), that if they did not do the funeral in 28 days, the Redbridge borough would destroy the body of baby Sunaina.
March 2007: The
family instructed the Birmingham branch of the funeral Directors Dignity, to assist them in the location and repatriation
of the body to India after the London branch of Dignity failed to assist. This was effected on 17/3/2007.
26/04/2007: Sunaina's father, an
Indian Citizen, wrote to the Prime Minister of India on 17/03/2007. An Order was issued by the Prime-Minister
of India to conduct the urgent post-mortem on the body of Baby Sunaina dated 26/04/2007.
24/08/2007: An Order was issued
by the Govt. of NCT of Delhi to conduct the urgent post-mortem on the body of Baby Sunaina.
Delhi High Court of New Delhi did not need to order the post-mortem on the basis that the orders for the post-mortem have
already been given by the Prime Minister of India and the Govt. of NCT of Delhi. One of the accused doctors,
working in the UK at the time of Sunaina's death, is believed to have been an Indian Citizen in the UK at the time of the
baby's death in the UK. Indian law applies to investigate him in India.
1. ARCHIVED MATERIAL: www.archive.org Type "sunaina.co.uk" in waybackmachine and select website snapshots from the last 4 years (to 2005)
2. Expert report on http://justiceuk.tripod.com