Court issues show cause notice in train rape case

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 18:19

Thrissur: A fast track court on Wednesday issued a show cause notice to a junior doctor asking him
to be present in the court tomorrow after he filed a statement
that the post-mortem report of a 23-year-old woman who was
pushed out of a moving train and raped in February this year,
had been tampered with.

The order was issued by Judge Ravindra Babu while
considering a petition seeking for a direction to award
punishment under section 193 of IPC to Umesh, a doctor in the
Forensic Science department in Thrissur Medical College

Soumya, hailing from Manjakkad near Shornur, was attacked
on February 1 this year when she was travelling in the ladies
compartment of a local train from Ernakulam to Shornur.

She was pushed out of the train at Vallatholnagar railway
station on the night of February 1 by the accused
Govindaswamy, hailing from Tamil Nadu, and raped on the
railtracks. She later succumbed to injuries.

The petitioner alleged that Umesh had stated in the
court, where the trial of the case is taking place, on October
10 that he had performed the post-mortem examination of the
body of Soumya and not the head of the Forensic Department,
Sherley Vasu.

Umesh had also alleged the report submitted by Vasu
before the court was a "tampered" version of the original
report given by him, the petitioner said.

The prosecution had earlier submitted the post-mortem
report by Vasu as the concrete evidence against the accused,


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First Published: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 18:19
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