The High Court today directed the State government to have postmortem conducted on the bodies of 12 Maoists, who were killed in an encounter in the early hours on the Telangana-Chattisgarh inter-State border.
The Court also directed the government that the postmortem process in the government hospital should be video recorded. The Court also ordered the government to get postmortem conducted by two senior doctors in the presence of forensic experts and hand over the bodies to their relatives after identifying them. The bodies should be preserved properly till they were identified, the Court said and adjourned the case after two weeks.
Admitting a petition filed by the People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) urging the High Court to get post mortem conducted in Warangal MGM Hospital, the Court directed the government to conduct it in the Bhadrachalam GovernmentHospital. (NSS)