Autopsy confirms death by hanging in Delhi’s Tilak Vihar police post case

Aam Aadmi Party in a press conference on Monday had slammed the Delhi police for their “failure to protect a life”, even within the premises of the police station.

Suicide in Delhi’s Tilak Vihar,Tilak Vihar,autopsy confirms death by hanging

Neighbourhood News Desk/Avi Arya: Two days after a 17-year-old girl allegedly hanged herself in the Tilak Vihar police post in west Delhi, the police on Tuesday received her autopsy report, which revealed that she died of asphyxia caused by hanging. Police said the panel of doctors, who conducted the autopsy, in their report have opined that the ligature mark found around the girl’s neck was “fresh and ante-mortem in nature.”

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday targeted the Delhi Police over the girl’s suicide and termed it a “custodial death”, the police on Tuesday defended themselves, saying the girl had come to the police post on her own and she was not locked in the restroom or kept under “detention”.  DCP said that around 40 people from both the sides had already gathered at the police post when the girl arrived. As she feared for her safety and did not want to go home, she was asked to sit in a room near the duty officer’s cabin along with a woman constable.

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