Madras High Court rejects second post mortem plea for girl who died in Villupuram

Chennai: Madras High Court today dismissed a petition seeking a fresh autopsy on the body of one of the three girl students of a naturopathy college in Villupuram who allegedly committed suicide recently. Justice R Mala dismissed the petition filed by the father of Saranya, student of SVS Naturopathy and Yoga Medical Sciences College, who sought a second post-mortem.

The three students had allegedly committed suicide by jumping into a farm well as they were unable to bear "harassment" by the management which was accused of demanding "exorbitant" fees.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

The court had last month allowed the plea of the father of another student, Monisha, seeking fresh post-mortem on her body, as he expressed doubts over the college's claim that the students committed suicide.

In the present plea, petitioner's counsel Sankarasubbu argued that as most internal parts of Monisha had been removed and the body embalmed, the real cause of death of the students would not be known.

As all internal parts of Saranya were intact, a second post mortem of her body would establish the real cause of death, he contended. Rejecting the arugments, the judge pointed out that internal body parts of Monisha had been removed and sent for forensic and chemical analysis and the report was awaited.

Another post mortem on Saranya's body could not be ordered merely because internal parts of Monisha had been removed, she said. The judge directed the Public Prosecutor to file on Friday the status report in the case. The state CB-CID, investigating the case, had yesterday submitted in the court that the report of the autopsy done on Saranya's body showed the death was not due to drowning.

PTI


Updated Date: Feb 09, 2016 17:10 PM

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