The new autopsy report of custodial death victim Rajkumar says multiple injuries were found on the back of the body and these injuries led to Rajkumar's demise
Idukki (Kerala): Forensic experts have said that severe torture led to the death of Rajkumar, a victim of police custodial death in Kerala on June 21. The report stated that death was due to complications of multiple blunt injuries on the body which occurred in 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 postmortem stating he was not convinced with the findings of the first autopsy. The second autopsy was conducted 37 days after Rajkumar died.
Rajkumar's first autopsy report revealed that there were signs of physical assault and 32 wound marks below his knees. Injury to his vital organs and pneumonia led to Rajkumar's death, it stated, adding that he could have contracted pneumonia from the injuries sustained.
Meanwhile, Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan decided to provide government job to Rajkumar’s wife. The government also decided to provide Rs 4 lakh to Rajkumar's mother and children, Kasthuri, Jessy and Joshy. Presently, the money will be deposited in the name of the children and once the kids attain the age of 18, they can withdraw the money.
The family can use the interest earned on the deposit for children's education and other purposes. The money deposited in the account of Rajkumar's mother can be used for her daily expenses.
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Last Updated Aug 9, 2019, 12:32 PM IST