Forum wants fair probe into Dalit leader’s death

He succumbed on July 8 and the final rites were performed on July 9.

Published: 12th August 2022 06:17 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th August 2022 06:17 AM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

MANGALURU: Various organisations from Dakshina Kannada demanded a fair probe into the death of Dalit leader P Deekaiah.

Addressing a press conference here on Thursday, Lolaksha, Samata Sainik Dal state general secretary said, “Deekaiah was laying in a pool of blood at his residence in Belthangady and he was immediately rushed to the hospital on July 7 in an unconscious state. He succumbed on July 8 and the final rites were performed on July 9. His family members suspected foul play and lodged a complaint with Belthangady police. The body was exhumed from the burial ground and a post-mortem was conducted in the presence of Belthangady tahsildar and local police.”

He said, “Doctors from the private hospital did not conduct a post-mortem despite finding a head injury. When the family tried to get proper information about the cause of death, the doctors did not cooperate. This allegation against the doctors is a serious one and it has led to suspicion. Hence, they demanded the police probe the hospital authorities and punish the culprits.”

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