Satnam death: Chargesheet lists 6 as accused

Published: 13th November 2012 10:35 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th November 2012 10:35 AM   |  A+A-

The Crime Branch, which investigated the death of Bihari youth Satnam Singh, has prepared the charge sheet in the case, which names as many as six persons as accused. 

 The charge sheet prepared by Crime Branch DSP Gopakumaran Nair was submitted to the district government prosecutor for approval and it will be submitted before the court within two days.   Those named as accused are Thiruvananthapuram Government Mental Health Care Centre attender Anil Kumar, jail warden Vivekanandan, who was on hospital duty at the Mental Health Care Centre, and four inmates of the hospital - Manjesh, Biju, Sarath Kumar alias Pratheesh and Dileep.

 Satnam Singh was arrested and remanded in judicial custody on August 1  after he tried to violently charge towards the podium where Mata Amritanandamayi was giving darsan to the devotees at the Amritapuri Ashram at Vallikkavu in Kollam district. He was stopped by the devotees and security guards and was handed over to police, who admitted him to the Mental Health Centre  here later after he showed symptoms of mental illness.

He died at the Mental Health Centre three days later as a result of the brutal torture he had suffered.   Dileep is an accused in a murder case registered at Alappuzha South police station. The other three inmates, who are also accused in several criminal cases, were shifted to the Mental Health Care Centre after they showed symptoms of mental illness while in prison.

 As many as 108 persons have been listed as witnesses in the case.

The two policemen, who were on security duty at the Amrithanandamayi Math were also included as witnesses. Lalu, the other inmate at the hospital, with whom Satnam picked up a fight which eventually led to his death, is also listed as a witness. The video footages from the Math as well as of the Kollam District Prison have been listed as evidence in the case.


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