Asha Goel was murdered on Aug. 23, 2003 in Mumbai - Property
Mumbay, September 10, 2009: Canadian
Doctor's Murder in Mumbay in 2003, nearly solved
- Oct. 24, 2006, By Ashok Shaw ---- Court
ordered clothes of four accused should be sent to Canada
for advanced forensic tests -India's
Bombay Court has ordered that clothes of four accused should
be sent to Canada for advanced forensic tests (mito-chondrial
DNA tests) for proof of murder.It
is also orderd that articles used in the killing such as
vegetable peeler, knife, a pillow and a piece of a granite
baseboard should be sent to Canada to determine whose blood
the clothes were stained. The killers had allegedly washed
their clothes, splattered with the victim’s blood,
to remove the stains. Dr Goel told the court that as the
clothes had been washed, it would be difficult to come to
any conclusion about the killers.
December 16, 2003:
Who killed Asha Goel?
More than 100 days after the Ontario
obstetrician's vicious murder in India, her killers have
yet to be caught...
NRI Candian obstetrician Asha Goel , who
was chief of obstetrics and gynaecology at Headwaters Health Centre,
was found dead in an apartment in Mumbai on Aug. 23, 2003 -- only
a few hours before she was to return to Canada.
NRI Canadian obstetrician Asha Goel,
"I am the only son," said Sanjay,
who is used to the rigours of international travel. he, as president
of a cruise travel company, my mother Asha Goelshe as a devoted
obstetrician at Headwaters Health Care Centre in Orangeville,
"This awful crime has devastated us,"
says husband Dr. S. K. Goel, a surgeon at Headwaters.
"Asha is deeply missed by the community
here," he says. "She was a very fine doctor, and always
took the time to care for her patients, friends and colleagues.
They have collected thousands of signatures to help us."
Asha Goel grew up in Mathura, India, and spent
her teenage years in Mumbai. She graduated from Topiwala National
Medical College in Mumbai, and the family has set up a generous
scholarship there in her name. The full scholarship will go
to a deserving female student each year, and is designed to
be self-funding in perpetuity.
Medicine is a cornerstone for the Goel family,
which boasts 22 doctors. Asha Goel was chief obstetrician at
Headwaters, where her husband is on staff as a surgeon. A particularly
active obstetrician, Sanjay estimated his mother delivered more
than 10,000 babies over her career. She also played a vital
role in providing care to immigrant women in nearby Brampton.
"Many of the patients she saw had not been to an obstetrician
in many years."
Asha Goel was a strong woman, physically and
spiritually, and was the only member of her immediate family
to go on to postgraduate education, said Sanjay. Her word carried
considerable weight, and she was often called upon for advice.
"She was a person people turned to. She played a leading
or pivotal role in facing family issues.
"My mother was an innocent woman, a doctor
whose life was devoted to helping other people," says son
Sanjay Goel. "It is unthinkable that anyone would want
to harm her, much less as a large conspiracy as it now appears
was involved. There are still many unanswered questions."
- Sanjay, his two sisters, and their father surgeon Dr. S.K. Goel
still wonder how a woman who brought thousands of lives into the
world could have her own end so brutally.