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Police question forensic experts

Staff Reporter

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The city police on Monday questioned the forensic experts who conducted the post-mortem examination on the body of Udayakumar, 28, a resident of Nedungadu who died in custody at the Fort police station last week.

The police team led by Assistant Commissioner Vakkom Prabha has recovered the galvanised iron pipe suspected to have been used for inflicting the crush injuries found on both the thighs of the victim. The iron pipe is of one metre length and 9 cm diameter.

The pipe was shown to the forensic experts who have told the police that the injuries found on the victim's thighs could have been caused by a similar instrument. The place of occurrence of the crime was identified as a room adjacent to that of the office of the Circle Inspector, Fort. The police probing the custodial death on Monday questioned several officers attached to the Fort police station. The statements of a few were recorded.

The police said that Udayakumar had been picked up by Crime Squad constables Jithu Kumar and Sreekumar on September 27 afternoon from Sreekanteswaram. He was brought to the police station around 4.30 p.m. The constables gave a written report to the Station House Officer the same day stating that Udayakumar had been picked up on the suspicion that he was carrying proceeds from the sale of stolen property. Nearly Rs.4,000 had been found on Udayakumar's person.

The police suspect that Udayakumar was tortured by the two constables while in police custody between 4.30 p.m. and 8 p.m. The shock caused due to the crush injuries sustained on the thighs during torture is suspected to have caused Udayakumar's death, according to the preliminary inference of the forensic experts attached to the State Medico-Legal Department.

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