Hyderabad, Apr 6 (PTI) The Hyderabad High Court today ordered fresh autopsy of a Dalit youth who was found dead under mysterious circumstances in Peddapalli district of Telangana last month.
A division bench of acting Chief Justice Ramesh Ranganathan and Justice Shameem Akhtar ordered another autopsy of the body of Manthani Madhukar while hearing a petition filed by his mother, M Lakshmi.
Lakshmi alleged in the petition that her son was murdered because he had fallen in love with an upper caste girl, but the police, acting at the behest of a local politician, were not probing the case properly.
The judges directed the district police to video-record the fresh autopsy by forensic experts from Kakatiya Medical College in Warangal under the supervision of a Chief Judicial Magistrate.
Report of the autopsy should be submitted in a sealed cover at the hearing next week, the court said.
Madhukar (26) was found dead on the bank of a canal in Khanapur village in Peddapalli district on March 14. The first autopsy report said it was a suicide.
But his family alleged it was a murder.
Several Dalit organisations had staged protests over the alleged murder.
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