Puttur, July 10, 2015 : The police who are investigating the death of a woman named Dharnamma (42) who breathed her last in the hospital after being found abandoned on mid-road due to the assault by her husband, are finding it difficult to carry out the probe as her parental family has refused to even claim her body which has been placed in the morgue of Wenlock Hospital in Mangaluru.
Here it is worth mentioning that as per rules, a post mortem cannot be done unless a body is claimed. The deceased woman hailed from Onadka in Hirebandady. It is said the police are not yet sure as to the exact cause of her death.
It is said Dharnamma while undergoing treatment at the local hospital had earlier told the doctors that her husband Shivakumar from Madikeri had beaten her up leaving her in an unconscious state. However, when the police rushed to the spot to record her statement, she was not in a position to talk.
Sources said her parental family was against her as she had a love marriage. As a last option the police have pasted a notice on the wall of their house seeking their co-operation in the probe. Meanwhile, police have also failed to trace the whereabouts of Dharnamma’s husband Shivakumar.