The Madras High Court on Thursday allowed the re-post-mortem of Saranya, one of the three girls who died at Villupuram in an apparent suicide on January 23.
The Madras High Court division bench comprising of Justice Agnhotri and Justice Venugopal said that there was no harm in conducting a second post-mortem after hearing arguments of both sides and said the state should stand by the victim’s side.
The court also ordered that the second post-mortem could be conducted at the same place where the body is exhumed if the body is in a decomposed state or it would be brought to a government hospital in Chennai.
The post-mortem would be conducted in a day or two, said Saranya’s advocate Rajinikanth.
This comes after the Madras High Court on Tuesday dismissed a plea seeking re-post-mortem of Saranya’s body on Tuesday.
Justice R Mala while dismissing the plea had then said that since it has been more than nine days since she was buried, the body would have started decomposing by now.
Three female students viz. Saranya, Priyanka and Monisha of a private naturopathy college were found dead in a well, wrapped in a saree on Saturday night in Villupuram district on January 23. A ‘suicide note’ was also found.
On January 27, the Madras High Court had allowed a fresh post-mortem of Monisha and granted the request of Monisha's father Tamilarasan, for the presence of doctors of his choice during the exercise. On January 29, the state government transferred the case to Crime Branch-Criminal Investigation Division (CB-CID).