I am writung this because of comments that I have recieved reagarding the picture of Raudha laying on the bed that I have posted in my Facebook. People who are close to me and who even support my work have questioned my posting the image. I have been accused of posting the picture for cheap likes at the expense of the death of someone so loved my many people They have even questioned me, if I would have posted the image had been my own son. To those people I say, I would have still posted the picture even if it was my own son.
Its all about asking the right questions. Let me explain.
The photo that everyone keeps asking specifically to remove is really important to be made public in my humble opinion. The reason is because most people are not aware how a camera lenses work. The picture is taken from a higher angle through a window by someone who is not in the room.
The black frame around the picture appears to be a wall/window frame. It’s absolutely black because when the f-stop correctly focus on the right amount of light in the room, the black border appears. Any photographer would be able to confirm this.
In the top left corner a shoe of a man can be seen. One can argue that it could be the police in the room after the body was brought down from it’s original hanging position. Or it could be someone else. The photo just doesn’t give enough details. Obviously the image is taken in the morning. We can tell this by looking at the back window which has light streaming through.
Who took the picture and why? I came into possession of the image after it was being shared in a chat group on a messaging app. So the picture was already in the public domain. No one else was questioning the image and the circumstances around it’s capture. I thought it important that this issue that was bothering me was highlighted.
Other information that are important to note is her fist is clenched. Usually when body’s hang, the hand eventually releases itself. And she is fully dressed. Either she was on her way out, had just come back home. If she had just come back home, it’s like somebody was with her.
I posted the unaltered image as I received it, so that a professional photographer or an image analyst can study it.
The photo is not posted for likes or being insensitive. It’s posted because of what I believe to be significant. Attempts to hide the image smells of cover-up in the name of privacy and sensitivity.
As a free speech absolutionist, I believe even the the topics that are extremely difficult and distressing to some people are still important conversations to have.
Update: new information since the original post
Since I posted the original picture, allowing people more qualified than me to study images and do analysis to study the image, I can confidently say the original hypothesis of the image being taken from a window is proven now to be wrong.
A Photoshop image analyst has sent me the below image which appears to confirm that the photo is actually taken from another phone that had the image.
At least that’s one mystery about the image that’s is solved. Having said that, the significance of image still remains unchanged as it shows how she was dressed at the time the body was found and her clenched fists and other vital information.
New update: new picture of crime scene
Edit: Getting the original photo
This post will get updated when and if new information is available.