A fresh post-mortem was ordered on Lance Naik Roy Mathews body after family raised doubt over his death. The fresh post-mortem of Mathew’s body was conducted at the Government Medical College Hospital in Kollam district. The wife of army jawan Finy had filed a complaint raising doubts over his death.
Alleging that there were marks of beating on his feet and blood had clotted in some parts, his relatives and family refused to accept the body until a fresh post-mortem was conducted.
S Surendran, SP (Kollam Rural) said, “Finy has filed a complaint with Kollam District Collector and the police raising suspicions over her husband’s death.
Roy Mathew’s family have also alleged that disrespect was shown to the body when it was brought. It was left unattended in a trolley for nearly half-an-hour after it landed at the airport, they said.
Lance Naik Roy Mathew was found hanging from the ceiling of an abandoned barrack in the Deolali Army Cantonment on March 2. The reason which forced Mathew to end his life was allegedly a sting video uploaded by news website ‘The Quint’, in which he had spoken on the ‘sahayak’ system in the Indian Army. The video was uploaded on February 23.
According to a report published in the Indian Express, Lance Naik Mathew’s younger brother, John said, he was worried about the sting video uploaded by news website The Quint, in which he had spoken on the “sahayak” or “buddy” system in the Indian Army.
However, the website has removed the video with the report, “Soldier or Servant?”
According to the police sources, Mathew (33) spoke about his superior officers while doing personal chores in the video. The Nashik police have registered an accidental death report under Section 174 of the CrPC.
He had contacted his wife on February 25 after which he went missing. Mathew’s family said, his phone remained switched off after that. The worried family sent a petition to the Army chief, through local MP Suresh Kodikunnil, seeking a probe into the incident. Then on March 2, they were informed about his death.