Mandawali deaths: Girls were given an unknown medicine by father, reveals probe
The preliminary magisterial probe in death of three girls due to starvation has revealed that the father had given them some unknown medicine
The preliminary magisterial probe in death of three girls due to starvation has revealed that the father had given them some unknown medicine. The report which was submitted to the government on Friday sought deeper investigation into the conduct of the father of three girls.
The father has been untraceable since Tuesday when the sisters were found dead in Mandawali.
According to the report which was submitted to the state government, an amount of ₹1,805 was also available in the bank account of the eldest deceased child.
The report also mentioned that the girls were suffering from diarrhoea and vomiting which may have been due to a stomach infection, but they were not provided adequate oral rehydration solution and proper medication that might have caused dehydration.
The father, Mangal Singh, gave some unknown medicine to his three daughters by mixing it in hot water during the night of July 23 and he has not returned since the morning of July 24, the report states.
The conduct of the man raises an element of doubt in the matter and requires further investigation, it said.
“Nutritional condition of the deceased children was not quite well” although they were getting “some food items regularly”, the report stated
“The DCP (East) may be directed to conduct proper and deeper investigation,” it said.
The sisters were declared brought dead at Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital on July 24. The first autopsy reports suggested that they died due to starvation. A medical board at the Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital had conducted a second autopsy at the request of the police which confirmed the first post-mortem report. The viscera report from the GTB Hospital is also awaited.
The police said their teams were visiting places outside Delhi, including Noida, where the father of the girls had worked earlier. The police had recovered some bottles of medicines from the place they were residing.
With PTI inputs