Peerumedu: Justice Narayana Kurup, who is in-charge of the Judicial Commission appointed for the detailed investigation into the custodial death of Rajkumar in Nedumkandam, said that the doctors took no action to save Rajkumar.
No action was taken to save Rajkumar. It was handled as a normal OP case. No additional treatment that must be provided to a patient in critical condition was given, Justice Narayana Kurup said.
‘They did ultrasound scan. As he had fractured ribs, a chest x-ray was necessary. But it was not taken. He was treated at Kottayam for a day and at Peerumedu for two days. The crucial time to save the patient was over by that time,’ he added.
Rajkumar was taken into custody in connection with a financial fraud case on June 12 and allegedly tortured by police personnel at the Nedumkandam police station for four days, following which he died at the Peerumedu sub-jail.
Action was taken against two police officers in connection with the incident. The post-mortem report of the deceased and the remand report of the two arrested police personnel had confirmed that Rajkumar was brutally tortured and had sustained several injuries on his body.