Man's body exhumed for 2nd autopsy as brother suspects foul play

The Bengaluru urban district authorities on Wednesday exhumed the body of a man who died in November 2016 in Belur and was buried in Arehalli, southwest Bengaluru.

According to district officials, R Manjunath (42) worked as lab technician in a government hospital where his wife Lakshmi too works as a nurse. The two fell in love and got married.

On November 27, 2016, he died in Belur where his postmortem was conducted. His body was brought to Bengaluru and buried at the foot of Hanumagiri Hill in Arehalli. His brother R Shivakumar suspected foul play and lodged a complaint with the Arsikere police station demanding a thorough probe into the death. Considering the suspicious nature of the case, the matter was handed over to the Hassan Crime Branch.

Meanwhile, Shivakumar brought in a court order seeking a fresh postmortem, suspecting foul play. Based on the court order, the body was exhumed on Wednesday in the presence of Bengaluru South tahsildar B M Shivakumar. The second autopsy on the body was conducted at KIMS Hospital. Details of the postmortem are yet to be known.

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