Nilambur: When officials find a tough time to complete the inquest procedures of deceased in Kavalappara landslide, an authority of a mosque here allowed the officials to carry out post-mortem at the prayer hall inside the mosque.
The committee members of the mosque at Pothukallu has assured the facility as post-mortem of the deceased was delayed due to the long distance between the Nilambur taluk hospital and the disaster spot. The taluk hospital is 45 kilometres away from Kavalappara.
Most of the dead bodies recovered from the landslide spot have begun to decompose. Hence, it was difficult to take the bodies to the taluk hospital. As the schools close to the spot were converted as relief camps, there was no place to carry out the autopsy. Finding this, the officials approached the mosque authority. It takes only 10 minutes to reach the mosque from the accident spot.
The mosque committee accepted the officials’ request and arranged all facilities for post-mortem at the prayer hall. They arranged tables and lights too. The prayer hall for women was converted into post-mortem room. On Tuesday, four bodies were taken for post-mortem here.
“We carried out the autopsy of bodies inside the mosque as directed by the district administrative authority. Post-mortem of 7 bodies was completed within 4 days,” said a doctor from Manjeri medical college.
“We are trying to identify the decomposed body through DNA test,” said a representative from the medical team.