KOCHI: After the Police Complaints Authority had recently recommended the suspension of the police officer involved in the Cheranalloor custodial torture case the other day, City Police Commissioner K G James on Wednesday sought the medical examination reports of the victim, Leeba Ratheesh, from the District Medical Officer (DMO).
The reports had been sought by the police for the verification of the medical results provided after Leeba got admitted in the General Hospital are correct.
Maintaining that the police personnel did not apply any third degree measures against Leeba, James told ‘Express’ that the spinal cord of the victim was injured not owing to the alleged torture.
“It is learnt that she had the injury earlier. So we will investigate about this after verifying the reports,” he observed.
According to the police, the 29-year-old had suffered a back injury in 2005.
“It is learnt she had undergone treatment then at Lourdes hospital, police said.
However, District Medical officer (DMO) Haseena Mohammed said that she had not received any such requests from the police.
“I have not received any intimation so far. I will respond to it once the request will be received at my office,” she said.
Meanwhile, All-India Democratic Mahila Association, aleft oriented outfit, staged a protest march to the Commissioner office demanding to take strict action against the alleged police officials indulged in the custodial torture case.