Human sacrifice case: Autopsy to delay as bodies butchered; examination of 36 pieces completed


S Dayal

Body parts exhumed in Elanthoor human sacrifice case

Gandhinagar (Kottayam): The autopsies of the two women killed in Elanthoor human sacrifice case is likely to prolong as the bodies were found butchered into pieces.

According to the reports, the officials exhumed 61 pieces and only examination of 36 pieces could be completed on Wednesday.

According to the experts in the field, autopsies will be tiring due to complications from multiple scenarios. Some referred the modus operandi rarest of rare and claimed that this case will add a new chapter to the history of autopsy in Kerala. Some of the procedures and challenges in the case are:

  • It is to be examined whether the pieces exhumed are of human organs or not
  • By placing together the available pieces, the experts will try to give it a human shape and then compare it with features of the two deceased
  • Skin has already deteriorated making the examination cumbersome
  • Some bones are cut in half and some others remain detached from joints
  • DNA test of pieces required and usually it will take two weeks for the results

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