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SVS college death row: HC allows re-postmortem

Noting that if a father has suspicion over the post mortem examination conducted on his daughter's body, there is nothing wrong in conducting a second autopsy, the Madras High Court on Wednesday allowed the plea moved by the father of Monisa, one among the three deceased students of S.V.S Naturopathy and Yoga Science Medical College, Villupuram.

Allowing the petition, Justice R. Subbiah directed that a doctor of the petitioner's choice shall be included in the team conducting the postmortem examination.

When the petition came up for hearing, petitioner's counsel Sankara Subbu contended that the autopsy has been conducted without the consent of the girl's parents. He also sought the court to direct the authorities to conduct the examination in any government hospital in Chennai, claiming that the petitioner had lost faith in the district administration. 

Opposing the plea the public prosecutor argued that the entire postmortem examination already conducted has been video graphed and the government was ready to provide the videos. "The court may consider the plea if the videos are not satisfactory," the prosecutor said.

Refusing to accept his contentions the judge said, "The government’s contentions can be considered if the plea for second autopsy is moved by a third party. But in the present case it is the father who has sought the plea. There is nothing wrong to allow it if the father is suspicious over the autopsy already conducted."


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