A 16-year-old girl, who was admitted in a community health centre (CHC) under mysterious circumstances, died of suspected poisoning Saturday.
The mother of the girl has alleged rape and murder. An FIR in this regard has been registered at Meja police station area in the district.
According to the police, the girl, a resident of Chhattupur village, was brought to the CHC (Ramnagar) in the early hours of Saturday by a woman, who left after informing the duty staff there. The girl died soon after and the police were informed.
The mother of the girl then lodged a complaint alleging that one person from her neighbourhood had raped her daughter and then poisoned her. Five others were involved in beating her up and issuing criminal intimidation, besides indulging in rioting.
An FIR under Sections 376 (rape), 302 (murder), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 506 (criminal intimidation), 147 (rioting) and different sections of Protection of Sexual Offences Act against six persons was registered.
“At the time of the alleged incident, the victim was present in her house with her younger sister. Her mother was reportedly with her husband, a labourer, who was admitted in an Allahabad hospital due to illness.
“The mother has alleged that one person from her neighbourhood raped the girl and then administered poison. The post-mortem examination is being conducted to ascertain the cause of death and establish whether the girl was raped,” said Station Officer (Meja) A U Siddiqui. No arrests have been made so far.
Siddiqui added the victim was brought to the hospital by her younger sister. “She is too young and was wary of facing the police. Which is why she left after leaving her sister at the CHC,” he said.
Circle Officer (Meja) Rajbir Singh said: “The possibility of some old contentious issues between the two parties leading to this complaint cannot be ruled out. We are awaiting the post-mortem report to move further.”
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