DNA test to identify severed body parts

The severed body parts of woman recovered from Selvampathi lake in the city recently will be subjected to DNA examination to ascertain if they belonged to the same person.

The photographs of severed body parts – head, hands, torso and legs found in gunny bags – will be superimposed using imaging technology in order to identify the victim, said officials privy to the investigation.

The samples for the DNA analysis were collected from the body parts by forensic experts at the mortuary of Coimbatore Medical College Hospital.

“This is to confirm whether the body parts belong to one individual. The results are awaited,” said the official.

The torso and hands were found in decomposing condition in the lake on July 25. Other parts were retrieved later.

The police are also checking the details of the women who have been reported missing from other districts.

Woman, son detained under Goondas Act

A mother-son duo was detained under the provisions of the Goondas Act and lodged in Coimbatore Central Prison on Tuesday. The detained have been identified as R. Ramya (43) and her son R. Abilesh (21), residents of VOC Street near K.K. Nagar, Saibaba Colony. The police said that the two persons were arrested by the Rathinapuri police on charges of peddling ganja in 2015. They were arrested again while peddling ganja at Zakir Hussain Steet at K.K. Nagar on July 7.

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