Two teenage girl inmates of Karnal Nari Niketan,a shelter home,allegedly 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 eloped from the shelter on June 23 and were brought back from Kaithal the next day. However,they were missing again on Tuesday during the evening roll call. The staff then found them hanging in the bathroom.