Girl ends life after police ‘harassment’
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Doda, May 29: In yet another incident of alleged police harassment, a young female student committed suicide by jumping into Chenab in Pul Doda area on Sunday.
The deceased was a B.Ed student of Islamia Education and Research Institute Kishtwar.
Locals said the girl along with a boy, whose identity could not be ascertained immediately, was detained by Pul Doda police station, on the charges of moving in suspicious circumstances.
“She was kept in the concerned police station and her family was informed about her detention. The boy was lodged in lockup and it was believed that the duo had fled their respective residence without informing their parents”, sources revealed.
The girl, however, gave a slip to the police and jumped into Chenab. “Her slipper and veil was found from the river bank,” police added.
Locals alleged that the girl was harassed and abused in the police station, which may have forced her to take the extreme step of ending her life. “How is it possible that the girl could have escaped from the police station”, a local resident said.
“My daughter was studying at Kishtwar and was on way to Jammu to fill a form at JU. She was accompanied by her classmate, who hails from Banihal area”, father of the girl Abdul Rafiq said.
He claimed that the police men have treated her badly, which may have forced her to end her life.
However, police denied the charges of harassment and claimed that the girl may have taken the step after she came to know that her parents were on way to take her custody. “The girl was found in suspicious circumstances with a boy and her parents were informed about her detention”, DIG Doda-Udhampur Range Munish Kumar told Greater Kashmir.
“There is no question of any action against the police officials as it was clear that the girl ended her life to escape wrath of her own family”, he said.
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