HYDERABAD: The High Court on Friday ordered re-postmortem on the body of Dr M.Srinivasa Rao, an orthopaedic specialist at the government hospital at Eluru in West Godavari district, who had committed suicide by hanging himself on December 6 last.
Rao's father, Dr M Tejo Murthy of Bhimavaram, approached the High Court when the local police authorities failed to take action on his request for repostmortem by exhuming the body of his son. Murthy grew suspicious over the nature of his son's death as his son's relationship with daughterinlaw Annapoorna was strained due to personal reasons.
Hearing Murthy's writ petition, justice Ramesh Ranganathan directed the West Godavari district superintendent of police to exhume the body and conduct repostmortem with a forensic expert except the doctor who had done postmortem in the past, and to submit a report to the court by January 19.
Murthy said in his petition the postmortem conducted at 2.20 pm on December 7 was not done properly. Later, he found discrepancies in the postmortem certificate and the postmortem conducted on the body. He said he had found that the abdomen and the scalp were not opened giving rise to suspicions about the death. Besides, the certificate does not mention that the viscera was collected from the body.