On Saturday, Delhi Police issued a rejoinder to ‘Madhyamam’, a Kerala-based mouthpiece of Islamist outfit Jamaat-e-Islami, for spreading fake news about the death of a 17-year-old girl in Gurmandi in New Delhi.
In a report published on Saturday, Madhyamam had claimed that a 17-year-old Dalit girl was allegedly ‘raped to death’ on October 4 in her landlord’s house. The Islamist media also compared the incident to the Hathras murder case, terming the Delhi incident as a ‘rerun of the Hathras model’. The report further claimed that the family members were not allowed to see the dead body, which was later forcefully cremated!
Dismissing the fake news, the Delhi Police has issued a rejoinder to the editor. Taking to Twitter, the Delhi Police said that on October 4, they received reports that a girl was found hanging in her residence near Gurmandi area. The Model Town police, PCR and Fire Services reached the spot and found that her room was closed from inside.
The police said that the staff of fire services broke open the door of the room and found that one girl hanging from the ceiling. The deceased was identified as a resident of Rajpura Gut Mandi, Delhi and added that her age was subsequently ascertained 16-17 years by board of doctors.
The crime scene was inspected by the Crime Team and body was preserved in the mortuary for post mortem. There were no injury marks on the body and inquest proceedings u/s 174 Cr.P.C. were initiated,” the Delhi police clarified.
Due to sensitivity of the matter, the post mortem was conducted by a Board of doctors at Safdarjung Hospital on October 8, who ruled that the cause of death as suicidal. No foul play has been found in the incident, the Delhi Police said.