UP DGP admits failures in investigations into the death of a schoolgirl

AGRA: The UP Director General of Police (DGP), OP Singh, admitted on Wednesday that there were some failures by the local administration that caused delays in the investigations into the death of a 16-year-old student from a residential school in the 16 of September.

He said that measures had been taken for these errors and that both the police superintendent and the district magistrate had been transferred out of the district.

Singh, who was visiting Lion Safari, held a police staff review meeting. He said that the SIT formed to investigate the matter will soon submit its report, which will be placed in the public domain. However, it revealed no time frame for the investigation.

He said: I am sure that the three-member SIT team will solve the case and reveal the truth. He told the media that the procedures in the investigation of the death were followed and that a panel of three doctors performed the autopsy and that it was videotaped.

The 16-year-old girl was found hanging in a prayer hall of the residential school on September 16. According to the police, the girl had left a suicide note in which she wrote that she had been humiliated in recent years for a mistake. She got engaged three years ago: steal a packet of snacks. However, family members alleged that the girl was killed and blamed school authorities for not informing them of the incident, even after she was pronounced dead at the district hospital.

Meanwhile, the DGP said there has been a 28 percent decrease in cases of rape in the state. He told the media that between 60 and 70 percent of the killings in the state were due to a land dispute and that the police are not responsible for it. The revenue department has to resolve these cases, DGP said.

Addressing the media, he said they will organize a workshop on December 13, in association with prosecutors, judicial officers and police, to find ways to improve the conviction rate in the state.

(The identity of the victim to protect their privacy has not been disclosed according to the directives of the Supreme Court on cases related to sexual assault)