VISAKHAPATNAM: ALMOST two weeks after the mysterious death of the 14-year-old girl at Pendurthy, signs are that it is most likely to be a case of suicide. Tight-lipped police say that investigation from all angles is underway.
In a media conference on Saturday, joint commissioner of police AS Khan said that from the postmortem report they had come to know that the girl was not sexually exploited and the case seems to be suicide. “Her vertebrates were broken in three parts leading to internal bleeding, leading to her death. However, we have to check from a few angles like whether she jumped herself or someone pushed her down or she jumped fearing someone. Investigation would reveal facts,” he said.
It may be recalled that the girl was found dead close to her home at Pendurthy in mysterious circumstances on July 24. She left home on July 23 at around 8 pm after her mother scolded her for moving closely with a boy from neighbourhood, who is also her classmate. Her parents and relatives searched for her in the area but failed to find her. On July 24 morning, they found her lying dead. Initially with the injuries on her body and her torn clothes, the police suspected that she could have been raped and murdered.
But after the postmortem, the doctors reported to the police that she was not sexually assaulted. It was learnt that police found some liquor bottles near the spot where the body was found. The JCP said that they were interrogating some suspects and a few rowdy-sheeters in the area.