Rifa Mehnu's death: Post-mortem report in two days; Investigation likely to extend to Dubai

Kozhikode: Vlogger Rifa Mehnu, who was found dead under mysterious circumstances in Dubai, is suspected to be a victim of murder. The preliminary reports of post-mortem reveal the presence of bruise marks on her neck. The detailed report on post-mortem will be released within the next two days.

The bruise marks on her neck were identified when the body was exhumed for conducting post-mortem. It is learned that this finding was further examined in detail during the post-mortem procedure conducted at Kozhikode Medical College.

Meanwhile, chemical tests of the internal organs will follow to ascertain the cause of death. According to sources in Police, the investigation is likely to extend to Dubai after receiving the post-mortem details.

Rifa's remains were exhumed on Saturday morning in the presence of the sub-collector and other officials. The inquest procedures were completed in the presence of the Kozhikode Tehsildar. Following this, the body was taken for post-mortem at Kozhikode medical college. The body was later handed over to the family and reburied at a grave in Pavandoor Juma Masjid.

Earlier, the officials had made special arrangements for conducting the autopsy on the premises of the graveyard itself. However, as the body was found in a proper form, the officials decided to conduct the autopsy at Kozhikode medical college.

Rifa Mehnu, 21, a Malayalee YouTuber and vlogger, was found dead at her flat in Dubai on March 1. The investigating officials of Dubai were not able to conclude the reason behind the alleged suicide of Rifa. The body, which was brought from Dubai, was buried here. Rifa’s family had alleged that her husband and his family members had deceived them by claiming the post-mortem was done in Dubai. They mentioned the same to Kerala Police too. The probe team sought the nod of the Revenue Divisional Officer (RDO) to exhume the body.

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