VISAKHAPATNAM: A month after the suspicious death of 14-year-old girl at Pendurthy, the city police are still clueless. The class IX girl, who left home in the night after an altercation with parents, was found lying dead in fields about 250 metre away from her house at Pendurthy on July 24.
Even after picking up a number of suspects, the police did not come to any conclusion in the case. Though initially it was suspected to be a rape and murder case, it took a new turn when a senior officer ruled out the rape angle after postmortem.
According to the Joint Commissioner of Police AS Khan, in a recent press meet, said so in so many words. He also said that during the postmortem, the victim’s vertebrates in spinal cord were severely damaged, denoting that she had fallen from height. He also added that it has to be investigated whether she was pushed by someone or she herself had committed suicide.
Crucial lab reports
The Hyderabad Forensic Science Laboratory reports in the case are expected on August 29. Pendurthi circle inspector J Murali said, “We have sent the blood samples to the Forensic Science Laboratory in Hyderabad and samples of stomach cells to the Regional Forensic Science Laboratory (RFSL) in Visakhapatnam. We have been waiting for the reports.” The lab reports will be very crucial in the case, he said. Police sources said that they had found some liquor bottles in the vicinity. They had been investigating whether there was any involvement of rowdy-sheeters in the case.
The girl had left home at around 8 pm on July 23 after an altercation with her parents. The girl’s parents allegedly questioned her about a boy with whom she was moving closely. As she didn’t return home, her parents started the search with no result. However, the girl was found lying dead near the fields next morning.