Kottatam: Justice K. Narayana Kurup, who heads the judicial commission on the custodial death of Rajkumar, says forensic surgeons of Kottayam Medical College conducted the postmortem in an ‘amateurish and casual’ manner.
However, recommending any actions against them will only be considered after receiving the re-postmortem report.
“In serious cases involving custodial torture, the postmortem should also be serious," he told DC.
He said that he was expecting the re-postmortem, chemical examination and DNA test results within the next ten days.
He said that the second postmortem would not spoil evidence. The body of actor Miss Kumari was exhumed five and a half months later in the 1960s.
“The injuries on bones and muscles will remain,” he said.
The postmortem of Rajkumar was conducted at the Kottayam MCH by a deputy police surgeon and another medical officer at the forensic department while norms insist a team led by the head of the department in such cases.
The body was exhumed from the burial place at Vagamon on July 29 on Justice Kurup's order, and the postmortem was at the Kanjirapally General Hospital by a team of senior police surgeons....