CMCH performs second autopsy on Dalit's body

Who was found dead in a well under suspicious circumstances.

Coimbatore: A second post-mortem was performed at the Coimbatore Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) on the body of a Dalit, who was found dead in a well under suspicious circumstances.

Police said that Chinnasamy alias Karuppan, aged 49, from Harijan Colony in Perundurai in Erode district was found dead in a public well under suspicious circumstances on March 19. “A quarrel broke out between Chinnasamy, a Dalit and members of a caste Hindu group during a temple festival in his native village. Later, Chinnasamy was found dead in the well under suspicious circumstances,” police said.

His family members suspected foul play alleging that Chinnasamy was assaulted to death and they demanded a post-mortem in a hospital elsewhere from Erode. Though an autopsy was done at CMCH, the family members and relatives refused to receive his body, which was then preserved in the morgue.

Meanwhile, Balasubramani, son of Chinnasamy moved the court praying for a second autopsy in the presence of a doctor on their behalf. As the court ruled in his favour by ordering a second autopsy, another autopsy was performed on Friday. Demanding a fair probe into his death, a large number of Dalit activists led had gathered at CMCH since morning. Police personnel were posted in large numbers anticipating trouble. EOM.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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