The Hyderabad High Court today directed the Telangana government to have post mortems conducted on the bodies of the 12 Maoists who were killed in an encounter in the early hours on the Telangana-Chattisgarh border.
Admitting a petition filed by the People's Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) urging the High Court to get post mortems for the dead Naxalites conducted in the Warangal MGM Hospital, the court directed the government to conduct them in the Bhadrachalam Government Hospital itself, where the bodies are currently. It however directed that the post mortem process be conducted by two senior doctors in the presence of forensic experts, and video-recorded.
It said that the bodies should also be preserved properly till they were identified, and then be handed over to the relatives of the dead.
The court then adjourned the case to two weeks later.
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