Kochi 05 Nov 2019: The Kerala High Court on Tuesday directed the State government not to cremate the bodies of two suspected Maoists killed allegedly in a police encounter at the Manchkkandi in the Agali forest in Palakkad district.
Rejecting the Palakkad sessions judge order which allowed the police to cremate the bodies of Naxalites killed in the encounter, Justice R. Narayana Pisharadi said the bodies of slain naxalites Karthi and Manivasakam should be preserved until further orders.
The order was passed on a petition filed by N. Murugeshan and Lakshmi, who are brother and sister of Karthi and Manivasakam respectively.
The court also directed the State government to produce all records relating to the case and the post-mortem report. The court directed the government to preserve bodies in a proper way to avoid decomposition.