Uthra muder: Snake's DNA test part of police’s unique way of investigating case
Kollam: In connection with the murder case of Anchal native Uthra, the autopsy procedures of the snake that bit her is progressing.
The investigation team exhumed the carcass of the snake on Tuesday and sent it for forensic examination. The police expect that they can obtain important evidence in the rarest of rare case in which there are no witnesses, through the postmortem of the snake.
The procedures of autopsy started on Tuesday morning in the presence of veterinary surgeon, forensic surgeon, police and forest department officials. The snake was also buried near the place where Uthra's body was cremated.
Police assume that details like the venom of the snake and the gap between its fangs will be revealed after the postmortem. This will help to conclude if the bite marks on Uthra's body were caused by the snake. Also, a DNA test will be performed to confirm that it is the same snake that bit Uthra.
Earlier, Kollam Rural SP Harishankar had said that Uthra murder case is a very rare cases and it is a big challenge for the police to prove the case using only circumstantial evidence. He also stated that the snake is being subjected to scientific tests as it was used as a weapon to kill the woman.