Sathnam Singh's death: Action recommended against nine
Posted on: 09 Aug 2012
Thiruvananthapuram: There are recommendations to take action against the 9 persons, including two doctors, in relation to the death of Satnam Singh, a youth from Bihar who died at Peroorkada hospital. DMO T Peethambaran who held a departmental-level enquiry on the issue recommended action. In the initial probe, it was found that Satnam was killed due to torture at the Peroorkada hospital.
The district medical officer T Pithambaram who collected evidences from as many as 18 persons, submitted the report to the director of the Home ministry. Along with this, the statement of nurses of the Peroorkada Mental hospital and other staff were taken and recorded.
The crime branch, which is probing the case, held forensic examination on 6 workers in the hospital. The workers are Rajeev, Jayakumar, Anil Kumar, Subhash, Ajith Kumar and warden Vivekandan who underwent forensic examination.
The team also quizzed three inmates of the hospital. The team also conducted evidence collection at Amrithanandamayi Math at Kollam, district jail, Kollam and district hospital, Kollam. The team got information that the wardens had attacked Satnam at the district jail. But post-mortem report stated that the attack was held when he was in the hospital and that led to his death.
The DMO in his report had stated that no body examination was held at Peroorakada hospital. The injuries in brain and neck were the reasons for the death.
When Satnam protested against cutting his hair and beard, that led to the assault. Duty doctor's failed to give adequate treatment, the report says. His body, which was shifted to his native place, was cremated. Though there were demands for a second post-mortem, it was not held as per the request of relatives.
Satnam from Bihar's Gaya district was brought dead to the Medical College Hospital in Thiruvananthapuram on Saturday, his family and relatives said.
Satnam, a law student in Lucknow, was arrested when he created disturbances at spiritual leader Mata Amritanandamayi's ashram near Kollam last week. He was charged with trying to attack the Mata.