Kochi, Mar 15: The post mortem results of the death of 18 year old Mishel Shaji Varghese which led to the huge outpour and backlash from politicians and social media users after her family debated on the version police reports saying the girl suicided, proves that the girl died due to drowning.
The post mortem results prepared by Dr Meena KS, Professor and HOD, Department of Forensic Medicine, Government College Ernakulam does not show any signs of sexual assault that occurred, reports TheNewsMinute.
The post mortem results also mentioned that her lungs and brains were filled with fluid and blood stained fluid was seen at nose and mouth.
Hair and nail samples have been send for DNA verification along with her blood, viscera, vaginal swabs and smears.
Meanwhile, police have arrested 26 year old Cronin who repeatedly called Mishel and compelled her to enter into a relationship with him. Cronin, a Piravam native, currently residing in Chhattisgarh, works as a junior general manager in a private firm.
However, police claim that the two of them were in a relation and that Mishel wanted to stop and was not keen to take it forward but Cronin was not ready to agree with Mishel and that her decision angered him.
But Mishel’s father disagrees to the version of police saying, “Police are saying that he is our distant relative and that they were almost set to get married. I don’t know who this man is.”
But CCTV footages from Kaloor Church shows the girl entering the church premises and leaving the same while the footage also shows two men on a bike seemingly following the girl.
Though investigations were advancing, Mishel’s family strongly believes that their daughter will not suicide.
Meanwhile, Malayalam actors Kunchacko Boban, Unni Mukundan, Nivin Pauly, Tovino Thomas have raised their voice demanding the police to wake up and give justice to Mishel and her parents. The #JusticeForMishel hashtag has been trending on social media since by Sunday evening.
Mishel, hailing from Elanji was an aspiring Chartered Accountant who was residing in a hostel in Kacheripady while attending classes for the qualifying exam at a coaching centre at Palarivattom. Though Mishel heads home for the weekend, the week of her death she stayed back in the hostel as her exams were round the corner.