After the completion of second autopsy on the body of E. Ilavarasan, police shifted the body to Natham Colony along with his parents and family members in a mortuary van with tight security. The cremation is expected to take place on Sunday.

The second autopsy was conducted on the body of Ilavarasan, who was found dead near the railway track behind Government Arts College in Dharmapuri on July 4 by the forensic experts from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi.

The team was headed by Dr. DN Bharadwaj, Professor and Head and Additional Professors’ Dr. Sudhir Kumar Gupta and Millo Tabin. They conducted the second autopsy for over three hours as per the directions of the Madras High Court.

Before and after the autopsy, they held discussion with the parents T. Elango, E. Krishnaveni and E. Balaji. It was reported that the team had explained the family members of the task entrusted to them by the Madras High Court.

They came to Bangalore by air and reached Dharmapuri by road in the afternoon. They started the second autopsy around 2.30pm and completed by 5.45pm.

They told the waiting reporters that they had in-depth examination of Ilavarasan’s body to verify thirteen queries raised by the relatives on the first autopsy done by a team of doctors headed by Dr. K. Thunder, Chief Assistant Professor of DGMCH on July 5.

Dr. Sudhir Kumar Gupta and Dr. Bharadwaj said that they would submit their findings to the Madras High Court in a sealed cover soon.

Elaborate security

With the cremation most likely on Sunday, elaborate security arrangements were done by a strong police reinforcement headed by the Inspector General of Police — West Zone, S. Davidson, West Zone, Coimbatore.

The bandobast arrangements were under the supervision of Deputy Inspector General of Police Sanjay Kumar, Salem Range and Superintendent of Polices’ Asra Garg, R. Sakthivel, S.R. Senthil Kumar and Amit Kumar Singh.

Police personnel were deployed in good numbers on all roads leading to Natham Colony in Naikkankottai village on Dharmapuri-Tirupattur Road.

Grief-stricken family members and relatives received the body. Residents of Natham Colony were seen flocking to Ilavarasan’s house in large numbers to pay last respects.

Father thanks Court

Ilavarasan’s father T. Elango expressed his gratitude to the Madras High Court for ordering a second autopsy and the State government for making all arrangements.

Immediately after the autopsy was finished by the doctors of AIIMS at the Dharmapuri Government Medical College Hospital (DGMCH), Mr. Elalgo and his wife E. Krishnaveni told the press that they had expressed their gratitude to those fought for them at the Madras High Court for the second autopsy to unravel the mystery over his death.

The body of Ilavarasan would be buried on a 30-cent piece of land acquired for the purpose at the entrance of Natham Colony on Sunday in the presence of advocates and relatives.

He also appealed to the government and the district administration to permit the leaders and relatives to pay homage to his son during the funeral to be held on Sunday.

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