Kerala high court granted bail to sub-inspector KA Sabu, in the Nedumkandam custodial death case. The court said the probe is almost complete and detention of the accused is not necessary in the case
Idukki: The Kerala high court on Tuesday granted bail to suspended sub-inspector KA Sabu, the main accused in the Nedumkandam custodial death case. The court instructed the accused not to enter the limits of the sessions court division, Thodupuzha, without the permission of the magistrate.
Justice B Sudheendra Kumar observed that the investigation is almost complete and further detention of the accused is not necessary in the case.
Sabu was arrested on July 3.
Sabu's advocate stated in the court that no custodial torture was inflicted on deceased Rajkumar at the police station and that it was evident from medical records.
Meanwhile, forensic experts have said that severe torture led to the death of the victim, Rajkumar. The report stated that death was due to complications of multiple blunt injuries on the body which occurred at Nedumkandam Police Station.
The body of Rajkumar was exhumed for a second autopsy on July 29. The second autopsy conducted in Kanjirappally General Hospital in Kottayam revealed that there were more injuries on the body indicating torture.
The report said that multiple injuries were found on the back of the body and on Rajkumar's thighs. The fresh autopsy found 22 new injuries which might have caused acute damage to the kidney and other organs.
Justice K Narayana Kurup ordered the second post-mortem stating he was not convinced with the findings of the first autopsy. The second autopsy was conducted 37 days after Rajkumar died.
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Last Updated Aug 14, 2019, 11:49 AM IST