Aaftab Poonawala underwent a narco test on Thursday. How is it used to get a clearer picture of the crime?
Narco is a back-formation from narcotics.
Narco analyisis is a diagnostic and psychotherapeutic technique that uses psychotropic drugs.
Aaftab's narco test went on for two hours, and his medical parameters are fine, Dr. Naveen Kumar who headed the test told CNN-News18.
In India, the test is done by investigative agencies in presence of an anesthesiologist, a psychiatrist, a clinical/forensic psychologist, and audio-videographer, and support nursing staff.
Narco test involves intravenous administration of a drug (such as sodium pentothal, scopolamine, and sodium amytal) that causes the person undergoing it to enter into various stages of anaesthesia.
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