The ruling Aam Aadmi Party said today the alleged suicide of a 17-year-old girl at a police.post in West Delhi was a "custodial death" and urged Home Minister Rajnath Singh to fix responsibility of Delhi Police officials on duty there.
"Purely a custodial death and Delhi Police and LG must own responsibility for it," she said at a press conference.
The girl's mother was also present at the press conference.
Police said the girl committed suicide as she was afraid of her family members, who were against her friendship with a 21-year-old man. She had reached the police.post around 2.30 AM on July 15, where both families were present, they said.
Around 30 people were present there, according to police.
"Brother of the girl was threatened by the other party at the police post. She protested it after which police locked her up and her brother in separate rooms. Scared and anguished, she hanged herself," he said.
Police said a magisterial inquiry is under way and action will be taken after the report is submitted.
Assistant sub-inspector Sushil Kumar, the investigating officer, and duty writer head constable K Badhoriya have been suspended.
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