Raising apprehensions about the issue being suppressed by the Haryana government, protesters, on Tuesday, demanded the third post-mortem of a Dalit girl found dead under mysterious circumstances in Jind on Sunday.
Though the first post-mortem was conducted at the Jind civil hospital
on Sunday, the victim's family was dissatisfied and demanded a second post-mortem from the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS), Rohtak.
Dharmpal Sinmar, who is heading the 30-member committee of the protesters, said they were dissatisfied with the PGIMS post-mortem report and now wanted the vital parts of the body to be reexamined by an expert panel of the All-Indian Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.
On being asked about the reason behind the demand for the third autopsy, he said: "The PGIMS doctors have said that it was neither a rape nor murder, but the victim's family had spotted injury marks on her body."
He said that the post-mortem reports here wanted to prove that it was a suicide case, which was unfair.
Several protesters accompanied by members of various social organisations remained positioned at the Jind civil hospital and kept raising slogans against the state government and police.
Ajit Saini, sarpanch of Baniya Khera village, said: "None of our demands have been met so far. We wanted unconditional release of protesters arrested by police on Sunday and suspension of police officials involved in the lathi charge on protesters and fair investigation into the case, including post-mortem report."
On the current location of the body, he said that it was kept 20 km away from Jind town and would be taken to the civil hospital protest site, from where it would be taken to AIIMS, New Delhi, after holding a discussion with the committee members.