They spent an hour at the hospital and took some X-rays of the body

Two forensic medicine experts, appointed by the Madras High Court, examined the body of E. Ilavarasan at the Dharmapuri Government Medical College Hospital on Thursday. The body of dalit Youth was found near the railway track behind the Government Arts College in Dharmapuri on July 4.

P. Sampath Kumar, Professor of Forensic Medicine and Police Surgeon and Vice-Principal, Sri Ramachandra Medical College, Porur, and K. Thangaraj, HOD, Forensic Medicine, SRM Medical College, Kattankulathur, Chennai, arrived here on Thursday morning.

The experts, who began their examination at the mortuary at 9.30 a.m., spent an hour at the hospital and took some X-rays of the body. They later visited the accident spot.

They measured the distance between the place where the body was found and the railway track and also the distance between the spot where his motorcycle was parked and the railway track. The experts were briefed in detail by the Government Railway Police with photographs taken before the body was lifted to the hospital from the spot.

After inspecting the spot, they again visited the mortuary and studied the X-rays that were taken in the morning and till 2.30 p.m., they examined the body which was kept in a freezer box after the first autopsy done by a team of doctors headed by Dr. K. Thunder Chief, Assistant Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine.

The team also held a meeting with Dr. Thunder Chief and left for Chennai in the evening, sources in the district administration said.

The Madras High Court on Wednesday asked the two forensic medicine experts to examine the body of Ilavarasan again to decide whether a fresh autopsy was required to ascertain whether it was a suicide or murder.

The Bench, comprising Justices V. Dhanapalan and C.T. Selvam gave its direction to the experts to submit their report and also their opinion relating to the possibility of internal injuries. The expert panel is expected to place its report before the Madras High Court on Friday. The experts told media persons that they would conduct the examination as per the directions of the Madras High Court and submit their report as instructed and refused to divulge further details.

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