Meenakshi Murder-Autopsy rules out 32 stabs: Only four

Advocate complains to police: CM spreading fear and panic with advertisement, take action against him.

Written by Pritha Chatterjee , Mahendra Singh Manral | New Delhi | Published: July 29, 2015 2:04 am
Delhi girl death, Delhi girl killed, Delhi girl murder, Delhi girl stabbing, Arvind Kejriwal, Kejriwal Delhi girl murder, Delhi news Countering police, Meenakshi’s mother Usha said she had seen multiple wounds on her daughter’s body. (Express)

The autopsy report of 19-year-old Meenakshi — who was stabbed to death allegedly by her neighbours on July 16 in Anand Parbat— revealed only four stab injuries on her lower body and thigh, and not 32 knife wounds as was claimed earlier. Sources said four other incision wounds or cuts were found on her right forearm, lower arm above the wrist, one side of the face and one above her left shoulder bone.

The autopsy was conducted by a panel of doctors at Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC). Sources said the four stab wounds were deep and had passed through the skin, sub-cutaneous tissue, muscles and soft tissue.

A senior doctor on the panel said, “There were eight injuries, including the four stab wounds, which have been marked and described in the report. No other external injuries were identified.”

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In a radio advertisement broadcast earlier this month, the Delhi government had said Meenakshi was stabbed 32 times. “A few days ago, a girl was stabbed 32 times in broad daylight… She was eve-teased. I went to meet her family. I met the people in the area too. They said they are afraid. The Delhi Police cannot be seen in the field. Law and order situation has deteriorated,” Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had said in the ad.

Meanwhile, a Delhi-based advocate, Subodh Jain, has lodged a complaint with the Delhi Police, seeking action against Kejriwal for spreading fear and panic among citizens by providing false information about the incident through the advertisement.

The complaint was made days after the Delhi Police — citing the autopsy report — claimed that Meenakshi received four deep stab wounds and was not stabbed 32 times.

Jain filed his complaint at Jyoti Nagar police station in Northeast Delhi. “Out of the four stab wounds, three were on her buttocks and one was on her upper left thigh. Meenakshi’s body also bore four more incisions or slashes — on the left side of the face, the neck, and both forearms,” the complaint stated.
Delhi government spokesperson Arunoday Prakash said, “The Chief Minister referred to media reports in the advertisement. However, the number of stab injuries do not matter. At the end of the day, a woman has died and the Delhi Police did nothing to prevent it”.

Jain also stated that on Monday, Joint Commissioner of Police (Central) S K Gautam had released police control room (PCR) data and disclosed that a total of 69 calls were made to the PCR in the last seven years — including two complaints each by the accused in the recent murder case and the victim’s family against each other.

Reportedly, JCP Gautam had appealed to the public to not pay any heed to the “misleading advertisements”.

“It was wrongly advertised that the deceased was stabbed 32 times. The autopsy report revealed that she was stabbed only eight times,” Gautam said.

Countering the police, Meenakshi’s mother Usha said she had seen multiple wounds on her daughter’s body. When asked about the autopsy report, Usha said, “There were several injuries on her thighs, hands, back and stomach. The accused also stabbed her near her private parts. I saw it myself. How can there be only eight stab wounds?”

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  1. Mohammad Bin Tughlaq
    Jul 29, 2015 at 5:16 am
    Autopsy should also say which stab was fatal that she lost her life. Stabs on buttocks or thighs cannot cause death unless she bleeds to death. It is stated the four stabs were deep but did not specify which organ was affected. Was she rushed to a nearby hospital?
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      DEEPAK NAIR
      Jul 29, 2015 at 7:59 pm
      What would be your next ad? The AAP Party is pathetic. This is all I can say. There have been corrupt political parties in Delhi but at least they had work done for the city. This party only believes in sensationalism and score brownie points, at the cost of ordinary citizens like us. Hope the peoples movement don't turn against you.
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        Jul 29, 2015 at 8:07 am
        it seems ONE PARTY to the issue is elated when there is ammo to fire at other party ............ and in between Delhi waala are BALI ka BAKRA ..................... both parties are GUILTY.
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          Jul 29, 2015 at 8:24 am
          BTW ............. this was eve teasing at first, where were the HINDU a s, who made trouble in Jamshedpur? and where is that Saadhvi? .............. Hindus use your brains ..................
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            Jul 29, 2015 at 9:08 am
            Each and every crime and murder, act of violence is unacceptable. All victims must be respected. However, the deable behavior by many in Delhi Govt, especially by the Drama queen CM AK49, to award 5 lac rupees right away to one victim (1.25 lac per cut ot inflicted deep wound), imagine what kind of balanced and equal treatment of all victims will lead to a staggering total sum to be honestly distributed to all other victims of violence in Delhi. The opportunistic abuse of one victim's case by Delhi Govt is abusive and unfair to other victims. After Jantarmantar debacle, AAP seems to be obsessed with deaths, murders, killings and tries to ride on those sad events.
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