The Chief Judicial Magistrate court here on Friday posted to September 26 the hearing on allegations that alterations had been carried out in the examination report on the internal organs of Sister Abhaya, who was found dead in a well on the premises of the Pious X Convent in Kottayam in March 1992.
Earlier this month, the court had questioned former State Chief Chemical Examiner R. Geetha and chemical analyst M. Chithra under Section 313 of the CrPC, as per which the court could question an accused on the basis of evidence against him or her.
Both Ms. Geetha and Ms. Chithra had denied the allegations that they had tampered with the evidence but at the same time said corrections had been made during the course of repeated tests, the results of which could vary.
It was an accepted procedure that the initial findings could be erased, scored off or confirmed, they had said.
Though the rest of the proceedings were posted to Friday, it was decided to take up the case again on September 26. The Sister Abhaya case is on the agenda of the CBI Special Court here as well, with the CBI court scheduled to deliver the judgment on September 18 on petitions filed by different persons over whether a further investigation was required in the case, probing the allegations of tampering with of evidence by persons, including CBI officers.