Deaths of kids in Tirur family: Nothing unnatural in death of sixth child, hints autopsy
Malappuram: The autopsy of the child who died on Tuesday in Tirur, that had led to suspicion, was completed. According to preliminary reports by doctors, there is nothing unnatural in the death of the 93-day-old kid. The body cremated in the morning was exhumed by noon and autopsy was conducted.
The death of six children of Rafeeq – Sabna couple in a span of nine years had raised suspicion among police personnel who registered a case for unnatural death following a complaint from neighbours. The infant was the sixth child of the couple to die.
There are no marks on the body indicating any attack. Also there is no indication of poison consumption, doctors said.
However, police said that the internal organs of the baby will be sent for detailed examination. More clarity on the death will be obtained once these results are obtained.
"A case has been registered (for unnatural death) in the matter to verify the death beyond any suspicion raised by locals since five other children of the couple had died in the past nine years," a senior police official said.
The couple had three boys and three girls of which the third girl child lived till the age of four and the rest died before turning one.
However, relatives claimed that there was nothing suspicious in the death of the children and that doctors have said it was due to some genetic disease.
The post-mortem of the third child was conducted and the doctors said the death was due to some genetic problems. They said they were helpless," a relative said, adding that the family was ready to face any probe.
According to the locals, the couple had claimed that the children have died due to epilepsy.
Sources said the baby was taken to a hospital but was dead prior to reaching the hospital early this morning.
(With inputs from PTI)