The police surgeon who did the autopsy on the slain Revolutionary Marxist Party leader T.P. Chandrasekharan and the doctor who declared him dead were examined during the trial of the murder case at the special court at Eranhipalam here on Thursday.

In his deposition before R. Narayana Pishradi, special judge, Special Additional District and Sessions Court (Marad cases), the police surgeon, Sujith Sreenivas, Assistant Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine, Government Medical College Hospital, Kozhikode, said the deep incisions inflicted by sharp weapons, such as swords, on the head and face of Chandrasekharan caused his death. There were seven deep cuts, multiple contusions and abrasions on the body.

As many as 27 wounds were found, though the exact number could not be ascertained because of multiple injuries on the head and face. The brain appeared to be protruded. The post-mortem examination was carried out between 11.40 a.m. and 2 p.m. on May 5, 2012. Chandrasekharan was killed by a gang allegedly hired by a section of leaders of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) at Onchiyam on May 4, 2012. Special prosecutor C.K. Sreedharan examined the witness. Dr. Sreenivas said the autopsy was videotaped.

In his deposition, C.K. Anandan, junior consultant at the government hospital in Vadakara, said he had been the casualty medical officer on May 4, 2012. A police team brought Chandrasekharan to the hospital at 10.51 p.m. He was then dead.

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