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Second autopsy report of killed Dalit youth submitted to HC Registrar General

PTI  Chennai, July 15, 2013
First Published: 22:52 IST(15/7/2013) | Last Updated: 22:57 IST(15/7/2013)

The three-member team of doctorsfrom AIIMS, who performed a second autopsy on the body of Dalit youth E Ilavarasan on a directive from the Madras High Court, today submitted the report in a sealed cover.

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The report was submitted to the High Court Registrar General Kalaiarasan, a day after the Dalit youth, found dead last week after his marriage with a upper caste girl last year triggered anti-Dalit violence, was laid to rest at his native village in Dharmapuri district.

Ilavarasan's marriage with the upper caste girl Divya in October last year and eventual suicide of her father over it had led to large-scale violence targeting three Dalit villages including Natham colony in the district on November 7 last year.

While police maintained it was a case of suicide, Ilavarasan's parents and activists suspected foul play as his body was found along railway tracks here on July 4, a day after his wife said she would never go back to him.

The Madras High Court had ordered a second autopsy by a team of AIIMS doctors after reports submitted by Dr Thangaraj of SRM College and Research Centre and Dr P Sampathkumar, Sri Ramachandra Medical College differed on whether there was a need for further clinical or surgical examination. The AIIMS team conducted the second autopsy on July 13.

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