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'Poisoned' Indian-origin businessman's exhumation approved

January 12, 2013 10:59 IST

A United States judge has approved the exhumation of an Indian-origin one million dollars Chicago lottery winner, who was poisoned with cyanide before he collected his prize.

Judge Susan Coleman of the Probate Division in Illinois approved the county medical examiner''s request to exhume the body of Urooj Khan at Rosehill Cemetery in Chicago.

Khan, 46, died July 20, 2012, from what was initially believed to be natural causes.

But a family member whose identity has yet to be revealed asked the medical examiner''s office to re-examine the cause of death, which was subsequently determined to be cyanide poisoning, ABC News reports.

The Chicago businessman had won a one million dollars.

According to the report, in the latest legal twist, Khan''s brother filed a petition asking Citibank to release information about Khan''s assets to "ultimately ensure" that Khan's minor daughter "receives her proper share."

Source: ANI