Relatives yet to accept bodies of two Maoists killed in Manjakkandi encounter
Kalikavu: Relatives of Aravind and Rema, the two Maoists killed by Thunderbolt in an encounter at Manjakkandi, are yet to accept the two bodies. As 20 days have passed since the encounter, the bodies have started to decay.
The bodies are kept at the Thrissur medical college. The High Court stay on cremating the bodies ends on Monday. Maoist sympathisers approached the court against burying the bodies. The police are likely to approach the court again on Monday.
The encounter had taken place on October 29 and the Thunderbolt had gunned down four Maoists. Relatives of Manivasakam and Karthik identified their bodies and accepted them. But the kin of Aravind and Rema were not ready to accept the bodies. Police alleged that Moists were not accepting the bodies to trap the police.
Police had approached the relatives or Rema. However, they refused to accept the body and asked the officials to do the needful.
Meanwhile, the relatives of Aravind are unaware of the deceased being known by that name. It is said that the deceased was Tamil Nadu Chennai native Sreenivasn. His relatives came to Thrissur but maintained that they could not identify the body.
Police claimed that the deceased was Sreenivasan alias Aravind. Following a request from relatives, the court has ordered to conduct a DNA test.
Even if the court grants permission, the police are unlikely to cremate the bodies. If relatives come out with other claims, more tests will have to be conducted on the bodies.