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The Communist Party of India (Marxist) has demanded re-post-mortem of the body of the dalit youth, Madhukar, allegedly murdered in Khanapur village of Manthani mandal in Peddapally district more than a fortnight ago.

While the relatives and local people are claiming that Madhukar was killed by the upper relatives of a girl he was reportedly in love with, the police have termed it a suicide.

In this backdrop, a fact finding team on behalf of the party will be sent to the village to determine the facts, CPI(M) State secretary Tammineni Veerabhadram told a media gathering here on Saturday.

The re-post-mortem is required to determine if it is murder or suicide, Mr. Veerabhadram said.

Rally today

Meanwhile, Manthani is set to witness a rally protesting the murder on Sunday, in view of a condolence meeting to be organised for the deceased youth.

The issue has got wide traction on social media, prompting many individuals and representatives of various human rights and Dalit rights organisations to make a beeline to the town, to take part in the meeting and rally.

HRF mission

A team from Human Rights Forum too is set to go to Manthani on a fact finding mission, the organisation’s general secretary V.S. Krishna said.

Updated On:  APRIL 02, 2017