STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Sreejith custodial death: Medical board endorses postmortem report’s findings 

Refuting reports of controversy in constituting the medical board, one of the members denied the board had challenged the findings in the post-mortem report.

Published: 20th April 2018 04:23 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th April 2018 04:23 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

KOCHI: Corroborating the findings of the post-mortem report of Sreejith, who was done to death allegedly in police custody at Varapuzha, the medical board constituted to initiate a further inquiry has submitted its preliminary report to SIT chief IG S Sreejith.

"The IG had raised doubts over the circumstances leading to Sreejith's death and the treatment provided to him. We have provided him with the necessary clarifications on this count. The reason for the death is pretty much clear in the autopsy report," said a medical board member.

The board which met here on Thursday will file a comprehensive report within three days. The police surgeon, who performed the autopsy, has identified 18 ante-mortem injuries, including contusions at the root of the nose, on both the arms and on the left side of the lower abdomen. It also found the small intestine of the youth had ruptured, again pointing to continuous assault in the lock-up.

"All soft tissues of the body showed serosal inflammation with oedema. Scrotal sac and testes were dissected in layers and testicular parenchyma showed scattered blood infiltration at places," said the report. The post-mortem report suggested the youth was subjected to brutal torture, probably with a blunt object such as a heavy wooden log or iron rod.

Refuting reports of controversy in constituting the medical board, one of the members denied the board had challenged the findings in the post-mortem report. "The board has been set up to assist the investigation team," he said.

K Sasikala (Thiruvananthapuram MCH ), Unnikrishnan Kartha (Alappuzha MCH), Sreekumar (Thrissur MCH), Prathapan(Kozhikode MCH) and Jayakumar (Kottayam MCH) are its members.

Stay up to date on all the latest Kerala news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp