Second autopsy done in Tamil girls suicide case

| Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 21:03
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Second autopsy done in Tamil girls suicide case
CHENNAI: The second autopsy on the body of T.Monisha, one of the three girl students whose bodies were found near their college in Tamil Nadu's Villupuram district last week and had, according to the police, committed suicide, was done here on Thursday, said an advocate.
"The second post mortem took nearly three hours. It started around 2 p.m. One doctor representing my client was also present during the autopsy," R.Sankarasubbu, advocate for Monisha's father Tamilarasan, told IANS.
He said the post mortem report will be submitted to the Madras High Court and they will have to apply to get a copy of that.
The court on Wednesday permitted the conduct of a second post mortem at a government hospital here on the petition filed by Tamilarasan.
The bodies of the three girl students -- Monisha, A. Saranya and V. Priyanka -- were taken out of a well in a farm near the SVS Naturopathy and Yoga College in Villupuram, around 170 km from here, on January 23 evening. 
While police registered a case of suicide, the parents of the girls have alleged the daughters were murdered for protesting against the lack of basic facilities in the college.
Police arrested Vasuki, Sukhi Verma and two other top officials of SVS Naturopathy and Yoga College in Tamil Nadu's Villupuram district while the Villupuram district administration sealed the college.
"Without Tamilarasan's consent and despite his demand for a post-mortem in a hospital in Chennai, police conducted the autopsy in Villupuram," his counsel Sankarasubbu had told IANS earlier.
Sankarasubbu said Tamilarasan had petitioned the court to transfer investigations from the Villupuram police to the CB-CID wing of Tamil Nadu Police and order a second autopsy in a Chennai hospital.
"Our contention is that the district administration is helping the college management in the case," Sankarasubbu alleged.
Police said the three girl students ended their lives after the management demanded higher fees even though the college lacked basic facilities.
Nearly four months ago, a few students of the college had allegedly attempted suicide in front of the Villupuram collectorate.
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