KASARAGOD: As part of investigation into the unnatural death of an infant, the police on Wednesday exhumed infant’s body from a residential premises at Mauvar near Kumbadaje at Badiadukka. A police team headed by Vidyanagar circle inspector Babu Peringeth, who exhumed the body, said to be that of a girl, in the presence of a senior revenue official around 10 am. The local people had registered a complaint suspecting foul play in the death of the infant born to a woman out of alleged illicit relationship.
The woman, whose husband had deserted her two years ago, had been residing with her mother and two children in the locality. The body was taken to the Pariyaram Medical College hospital for detailed autopsy. The police surgeon, K S Gopalakrishna Pillai, said it was extremely difficult to assess the actual cause of the death as the body parts got decomposed. The authorities are now planning to send the remains for DNA test as part of the investigation.