The autopsy of P Ramkumar, the lone accused in the brutal murder of techie Swathi, will take place at the Government Royapettah Hospital on Saturday in the presence of a five-member doctor team that includes Dr. Sudhir K. Gupta, Head of Forensic Sciences Department at the prestigious AIIMS.
On September 18, Ramkumar, the lone suspect in the sensational murder of Infosys techie Swathi at the Nungambakkam railway station, allegedly committed suicide by “pulling and biting into a live electric wire” inside the prison.
The alleged suicide of Ramkumar raised several questions and his family also disputed version of the prison officials.
They knocked at the doors of the Supreme Court with their plea that a private doctor be allowed to be part of the team that conducts autopsy on their son.
Since the Supreme Court dismissed the petition of Ramkumar’s father, Paramasivam, on Thursday, decks were cleared for the autopsy.
Gupta, who was nominated to the panel based on the order from the High Court, arrived in Chennai on Friday evening and is understood to have had preliminary discussions with other members of the team.
Authorities had been instructed to preserve Ramkumar’s body till September 30. Ramkumar’s family first moved the court on September 19 but the court turned down their plea. Next, the case was heard by a two-judge bench. The difference of opinion between the two judges led to the case being transferred to Justice Kirubakaran.