Jawan buried after second autopsy

Jawan buried after second autopsy

The body of Lance Naik Roy Mathew (33), who was found dead near an army camp in Nashik in Maharashtra, was on Saturday buried with full state honours in his home town of Ezhukone in Kerala.

His family members reiterated their demand for a probe into his death on Saturday.
Earlier, a second autopsy was conducted at the Government Medical College Hospital following a request from his family members. The Kollam Rural Police had passed on the request to the district administration. Mathew, a gunner, was reported missing from the Deolali cantonment on February 25. On Thursday, his family was informed that he had committed suicide.

Sometime before his death, Mathew had appeared in a media sting operation video, in which he had complained of harassment while performing his sahayak duties.

Some of Mathew’s relatives said that the jawan’s body was disrespected at the airport here after it arrived around 9 am. They said that the body was left unaccompanied for about 30 minutes.

There was confusion regarding the permission for the second autopsy, that led to arguments between the jawan’s relatives and the police at the airport.

 Speaking to reporters, Finy, Mathew’s wife, demanded justice for the family and a probe that revealed incidents that led to the jawan’s death.

After the autopsy, Mathew’s body was taken to Kollam by road. Hundreds paid respect to the departed soldier before his body was buried.
 

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