Two teenage girl inmates of Karnal Nari Niketan,a shelter home,committed suicide by hanging themselves from a water-supply pipe in the bathroom. Initial probe point to a suicide pact. A magisterial probe has been ordered.
A staffer of the high-security shelter home had found their bodies and informed the police. The girls belonged to Kaithal and Mahendergarh. They were brought to the shelter home this month.
Since these deaths are in the custody,a magisterial inquiry will ascertain all the facts. Prima facie it seems to be a case of suicide. The girls who ran away from their homes had been sent to shelter home by the police, Karnal SP Shashank Anand said. The autopsy of one of the girls is over. The report might throw more light on the cause, said Anand.
Both the girls are below 18 years. They had ran away from the shelter home on June 23 by scaling a wall and were brought back to the shelter home from Kaithal the next day.
However,they were again found missing on Tuesday at the time of evening roll call. The shelter home staff searched the premises and found them hanging in the bathroom.