16-yr-old Noida girl’s death: Allahabad HC summons IO

Allahabad, May 23 (PTI) The Allahabad High Court has summoned the investigating officer in the ongoing probe into the death of a class IX student who allegedly committed suicide at her Noida residence on March 19. Her father had alleged that she took the extreme step as she was “sexually exploited, oppressed and harassed” by certain teachers and officials of her school.  A division bench of Justices Vipin Sinha and Mahboob Ali has asked the IO to personally appear before it on July 2 on the petition filed by the father of the 16-year-old girl, who was a student of a private school in Mayur Vihar in East Delhi, alleging that he was not being informed about the probe by police, “We have gone through the records and contents raised in the writ petition.

The contents of the writ petition display a very disturbing situation,” the bench said in its May 16 order.It directed the IO to appear with the entire case diary before it and also file an affidavit with regard to the allegations raised against him in the writ petition filed by the girl’s father. The court has also directed the SSP of Gautam Budh Nagar to look into the matter and submit an affidavit in this regard. On March 19, the girl’s family members had gone out for some work, leaving her alone at home. The family returned in the evening and found her body hanging from the grille. She was rushed to Kailash Hospital where doctors declared her brought dead.

The petition filed by the girl’s father sought a CBI probe into her death and alleged that the IO was in “collusion” with the management of the school and threatening the students to not come forward. According to her father, the Delhi-based school, where the girl was studying, had allegedly “deliberately” failed her in two subjects — Science and Social Science — forcing his daughter to take the extreme step.

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