DCW lashes out at police over delay in probe

DCW lashes out at police over delay in probe
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The Delhi Commission for Women on Sunday lashed out at the city police over delaying probe into the death of three minor girls in Mandawali, allegedly due to starvation, in July this year

‘Starvation’ deaths of three minor girls

New Delhi: The Delhi Commission for Women on Sunday lashed out at the city police over delaying probe into the death of three minor girls in Mandawali, allegedly due to starvation, in July this year.

The family was reportedly facing financial woes and doctors suspected that the three girls did not have food for days.

The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) solicited a reply on the action taken in the matter by the police, who in turn informed the women rights body that a report of the viscera samples deposited in the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) was still awaited, the DCW said in a statement.

The Commission then issued a notice to FSL. However, the laboratory informed the body that the viscera report was lying with the FSL since September 28 and despite intimation, the police failed to collect the same, it said.

The Commission has now asked the police to provide the status of the probe and called its approach "unpardonable".

The police, in its response, said they received the viscera sample report from the FSL recently. The report will be sent on Monday to Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, where a second postmortem of the minor girls was conducted earlier.

“We will take the opinion of the hospital to ascertain the cause of the death,” a senior police officer said.

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