CHENNAI: The Madras High Court on Monday ordered a second postmortem on the body of a Dalit, which was retrieved from a farm well in a village in Erode district. The Dalit was suspected to be murdered by persons belonging to caste Hindus.
Considering the circumstances, Justice R Mala said that she was of the view that it was a fit case for ordering a re-postmortem on the body of the petitioner’s father. A team of doctors to be constituted by the Government Medical College and Hospital in Coimbatore shall also consist of a doctor of the petitioner’s choice.
The body shall be taken out of the cold storage in the hospital and a re-postmortem be conducted. The event has to be video graphed. After the re-postmortem, the body shall be handed over to the petitioner, the judge added and posted the matter for April 4 for reporting compliance.
The judge was passing orders on a writ petition from C Balasubramanian of Nallampatti village in Erode district seeking transfer of the probe into the death of his father Chinnasamy from the local police to the CB-CID and to hold second post-mortem.
‘book case on valid grounds’
Chennai: Justice R Mala of the HC on Monday directed the Central Crime Branch inspector in Vepery to consider the statement recorded from the witnesses and register a case if any cognizable offence is made out against a person, who claimed to be a close friend of former Transport Minister Senthil Balaji’s PAs. J Sridharan of Medavakkam had alleged that Thennarasu of Valuthaiyur in Tiruchy district had claimed to be a close friend of the then Transport Minister Senthil Balaji’s PA and had taken `1.85 crore on the promise of getting jobs.