Exhume Body, Do Autopsy Again: HC

Published: 30th August 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th August 2014 04:13 AM   |  A+A-

MADURAI: Raising doubts over the death of a 46-year-old woman inmate of the controversial home run by Akshaya Trust, Madurai Bench of Madras High Court ordered exhumation of the body for re-post-mortem.

Passing the order on a petition from social worker, Kumaresan, Justice N Kirubakaran observed that there were contradictions in the remarks made in the post-mortem report.

The petitioner submitted that Ethinammal, an inmate of the home home died on August 22. The doctors  at    the Government Rajaji Hospital certified that she had died of bilateral pulmonary tuberculosis. Later, the body was buried at Thathneri burial ground. Meanwhile, raising apprehensions that a wrong certificate was issued, the petitioner approached the Court. Counsel for the petitioner, contended that though there were many injuries on the body of the deceased, the post-mortem report had stated to the contrary.

Hearing the arguments, Justice Kirubakaran said without sending the lungs for histopathology test, it was  concluded that the death was possibly due to bilateral pulmonary tuberculosis. He directed the Dean of Madurai GRH to constitute a team to conduct a post-mortem again on Saturday. He ordered the Madurai SP and Nagamalai Pudukottai inspector to arrange for exhuming the body and to video record the entire procedure. The Judge directed the team to submit an initial report on September 2.


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