HC asks how murder case can be booked against RTF
Kochi: The Kerala High Court asked how charges of murder can be charged against RTF in connection with Varappuzha custodial death case. The court raised the doubt genuinely during the hearing of the case.
As per the law, the cause of the victim’s death should be the injuries caused by the accused in order to charge a case for murder against the person. After taking Sreejith into custody, he was subjected to tests in 4 hospitals. Among this, no deep injuries were spotted in the checkup staged in the first three hospitals. The court raised the doubt in this context.
The prosecution informed the court that as per the doctor’s statement, the assault suffered by Sreejith while RTF was taking him into custody could have been the cause of his death. The injury that led to the death can be detected only through CT scanning. The prosecution informed the court that it was clarified after taking the CT scan.
The RTF officers approached the court for common bail as the remand period of 60 days has been complete. The High Court will take a final decision in the matter only after inspecting the medical certificate relating to the wound and other documents.