March 2, 2021 2:42:40 pm
The post-mortem report of the teenage Dalit girl, whose body was found in Aligarh on Sunday, has not indicated any clear evidence of rape and found that she was strangulated to death, a senior official said.
Five persons have been picked up by the police for questioning in the case, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Muniraj G, told reporters on Monday night.
The body of the 16-year-old girl was found in a field in Akrabad area following which villagers clashed with police and indulged in stone pelting. Inspector Pranendra Kumar was injured in the attack.
The post-mortem report has not indicated any clear evidence of rape, the SSP said.
He added that in view of the inconclusive evidence, the police have decided to conduct further microbiological tests using vaginal swabs.
“The proceedings of the post-mortem were video-graphed. There were multiple injury marks on the body of the victim who died due to strangulation,” the Muniraj G informed.
An FIR has been registered under IPC 302 (murder), 376 (rape) and POCSO Act.
Earlier, on Monday, when the body was handed over to the family for last rites, a large group of protesters gathered at the house of the victim and blocked traffic on the main Agra road.
The SSP said efforts are on for giving adequate financial compensation to the victim’s family.
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