The Hyderabad High Court on Thursday directed Andhra Pradesh government to conduct a fresh autopsy on the body of Sashi Kumar, one of the 20 people who were killed in police firing in red sanders forest in Chittoor district on April 7.
In response to an application filed by Muniyammal, Kumar’s wife and a native of Tamil Nadu, the division bench of Chief Justice Kalyan Jyoti Sengupta and Justice PV Sanjay Kumar passed the direction.
Muniyammal had sought a fresh autopsy for her husband and five other victims. She had also demanded that the procedure be videographed. However, the court ordered fresh autopsy only for Shashi Kumar. Refusing to entertain the plea of K Balu, the petitioner’s lawyer, that fresh autopsies be directed for five others, the court said the other parties (legal heirs/relatives of other victims) had not come to the court.