Police to seek nod to record MHC inmate’s statement

Published: 17th December 2012 10:36 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th December 2012 10:36 AM   |  A+A-

The city police will seek permission of the court to conduct medical examination and record the statement of an inmate of the Peroorkada Mental Health Centre in connection with the investigation into the death of Venkateshappa, a native of Andhra Pradesh, who was found dead in the centre on December 4.

 City police commissioner T J Jose visited the centre on Sunday and conducted inquires  with the hospital staff about the incident.

He also visited the cell in which Venkateshappa was found dead. A special team headed by Peroorkada Circle Inspector Prathapan will probe into the incident.

 The Killimanoor police had transferred the case to the city police on Saturday. Meanwhile, the Kerala Government Medical Officers’ Association (KGMOA) had raised protest against the decision to transfer the MHC hospital superintendent in connection with the incident. The four-member expert committee formed by the Health Department to inquire the incident is expected to submit report on Monday. 

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