Two days after the bloody encounter in which five suspected bank robbers were killed, a team of forensic experts today performed the post-mortem on the bodies of the deceased.
In a pre-dawn encounter on February 23, five people — four from Bihar and one from West Bengal — were shot dead by police in ‘self defence’.
All the five suspects — Vinod Kumar, Vinay Prasad, Harish Kumar and Chandri Khare from Bihar and Abhay Kumar from West Bengal– were said to be involved in the twin bank heists at Perungudi Branch of BOB on January 23 and at the Keelkattalai branch of IOB on February 20 in which they made away with Rs 20 lakh and Rs 14 lakh respectively at gun point.
Police sources said the process of conducting autopsy began at around 0900 hrs and ended around noon.
A 12-member-team of doctors assisted by Forensic experts performed the autopsy at the Government General Hospital.
The entire post-mortem process was videographed, the sources said, adding, the autopsy was performed in the presence of Egmore 14th Metropolitan Magistrate Geeta Rani, who was holding a judicial probe into the encounter.