Now, Soumya murder intrigue becomes an exhibition theme
- Visitors will get to walk-through the display of Soumya murder
- The case was that a single-handed beggar raped and killed Soumya after pushing her off the train
- The exhibition will also feature real-time streaming of surgeries
Five years after the sensational rape and murder of Soumya, the intriguing case is becoming the main theme of the prestigious medical expo in which the murder will be recreated with the aid of virtual reality and modern techniques. The exhibition will take the visitors through the incident and look into the forensic details of the case.
The incident will be reproduced as part of MedEx 2016, the largest medical exhibition in the state, organised by the students and alumni of Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram.
In a first, the expo will arrange a walk-through display of Soumya murder, of which forensic nuances were widely discussed after two forensic surgeons of Thrissur Medical College claimed to have done her autopsy.
The murder scene will be recreated in the exhibition. Visitors will be able to read about the incident and its forensic nuances as they walk through a life-size replica of a train.
The case was that a single-handed vagabond Govindachami killed Soumya by pushing her off a speeding train in February 2011. She succumbed to her injuries on 6 February, 2011. The murder had caused a huge public uproar in the state after Supreme Court annulled the death sentence of convict Govindachamy.
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The exhibition based on the theme 'mirroring human' will also feature mega walk-ins where visitors will get a chance to walk through human body parts and replicas of operation theatre. The expo spread over 2, 25, 000 sq ft will feature real-time streaming of surgeries from the hospital. A single surgery will last for about four hours and it will take at least two days to see the exhibition completely.