A 15-year-old girl died under mysterious circumstances near a vacant shop-cum-flat in Rishi Nagar area on Saturday afternoon. The police suspected the death due to cold weather or drug overdose.
The deceased has been identified as Nisha, 15. She lived in shanties in the area. On Saturday afternoon, onlookers saw the body and informed the police. The PAU police reached the spot and sent the body to the Civil Hospital for a post-mortem.
Sub-Inspector Surinder Kumar Chopra, SHO at PAU police station, said from the preliminary investigation the cold weather or drug overdose seemed to be the cause of death. The picture would be clear after the post-mortem report.
He said Nisha’s mother had died eight years ago and his father is a drug addict. The victim also started taking drugs by begging money on roads.
A case was registered under Section 174 of the CrPC at PAU police station.