VISAKHAPATNAM: IN an interesting turn to the Assilmetta flyover case in which a naval officer ran over a daily-wager sleeping on a road divider, a person from Srikakulam has claimed that the deceased belonged to his family, and his name was N Janardhan, not Raju.
Now the police are in a dilemma as Raju’s body had already been claimed and buried by Apparao, who had said he was the father of the accident victim.
After the accident, Apparao, along with one Demudu, lodged a complaint with the Two Town police, claiming that ‘Raju’ was his son. After performing the post-mortem, police handed over the body to Apparao, who reportedly buried it at Gnanapuram.
However, late on Tuesday night, one Chinna Rao from Srikakulam approached the Two Town police, claiming that the deceased was in fact N Janardhan, his brother. Assistant commissioner of police (East) Annepu Narasimha Murthy said they would exhume the body and perform a DNA test to confirm the identity.
Exhumation postponed for want of doctor
As per the norms, the exhumation should be done in the presence of a doctor. The cops summoned a doctor but he refused to come. With the cops making it clear that they can’t exhume the body without a doctor present, Chinna Rao and his parents exchanged heated arguments with policemen. Two Town circle inspector Srinivas promised the family that the body would be exhumed on Thursday morning.