Probing into the long-pending rape and murder case of B Pharmacy student Ayesha Meera, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) indeed shocked everyone with their decision to conduct re-postmortem on Ayeesha Meera’s body which was buried 12 years back after a series of examinations in 2007. Though the CBI team faced a few hitched from the Muslim heads owing to the religious concerns, going by the High Court orders, forensic experts conducted the re-postmortem on Saturday. A team of 8 officials including forensic experts from Hyderabad led by CBI SP Vimala Aditya and inspector Srinivasa Rao carried out the procedures with the consent of the family members and religion heads.
A few of the CBI officials, local police and people who were engaged for the burial of Ayesha Meera 12 years ago gathered at the Muslim burial ground in Chenchupeta of Tenali town in Guntur district at around 6 a.m. However, the procedure started at around 9 PM in the presence of Tenali MRO Ravi Babu. CBI officials exhumed the body to take the samples as forensic evidence and wrapped up the procedures after 6 hours of a tiring process as the mortal remains only have bones. On this note, it turned intriguing of what evidences the officials would have collected from the buried body which might have decomposed by now.
Despite the fact that the deployed SIT collected the evidence from the scene of the offence, the police team failed in proving the convicts behind the heinous rape. Blood-stained body of the 19-year-old was found with multiple stab injuries in the bathroom of a private ladies hostel in Ibrahimpatnam near Vijayawada on the night of December 27, 2007. This case created sensation back then with allegations that the relatives of the then ruling party leaders were involved in the case. Though the police arrested Satyam Babu locking him up for nine years, he came out innocent with High Court orders handing over the case to the CBI.