Doctors of the Government Dharmapuri Medical College and Hospital (GDMCH) who performed the autopsy on the body of Dalit youth Ilavarasan on Friday found that there were deep cuts and abrasions on the victim’s body.
At 8.15 am, the doctors had to stop the post-mortem examination, which commenced at 7 am, on a request from the Dharmapuri Superintendent of Police after some lawyers approached him seeking to stop the same as they had approached the Madras High Court seeking to transfer the autopsy exercise to some other hospital. The post-mortem examination was restarted at 10.50 am.
The autopsy report (in pic below) signed by Dr K Thunder, chief assistant professor of Forensic Medicine, GDMCH, Dr R Sathish Kumar, civil assistant surgeon and Dr G Ram Kumar, notes that brain parts were recovered from the crime scene.
Besides, a “15x8 cm deep laceration on left nasal, forehead, frontal and parietal region exposing fractured pieces of vault bone, irregularly lacerated duramater and part of cerebellum were found on the body”.
Doctors also found irregular reddish abrasions on his right shoulder and forearms. All his other internal organs including heart, lungs, liver, spleen, kidneys and pelvic bone were normal in size.
Earlier on Friday afternoon while passing interim orders on a petition seeking a fair autopsy, a bench comprising Justices V Dhanapalan and C T Selvam directed the authorities concerned to hand over a copy of the post-mortem report and videotape of the autopsy to his father Elangovan.
Besides it directed them to preserve his body to enable a second post-mortem, if necessary.
The petitioner prayed the court to direct the Dharmapuri Collector to conduct the post-mortem at Coimbatore or Chennai by a team of doctors including forensic expert Dr Dekal, who was the choice of the victim’s family.
However, when the petition was taken up for hearing at 12.15 pm, the public prosecutor informed that the post-mortem had commenced at 7 am and completed by 11 am.