FIR filed against cops, CRPF for 3-yr-old’s death

FIR has been filed against police and CRPF personnel for violently shoving a three-year-old girl to the ground which led to her she death in Jharkhand’s Palamau district, police confirmed

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An FIR has been registered against police and CRPF personnel for violently shoving a three-year-old girl to the ground due to which she died in Jharkhand's Palamau district, police said Monday.

"The FIR was lodged at Satbarwa police station of Palamau district on Sunday. The FIR was lodged based on compliant of the mother of the three-year-old girl," said Ajay Linda, SP, Palamau.

Babita Devi the mother of the girl had lodged the FIR.

"On Friday night a police team along with CRPF reached the house of Babita Devi in Bakoria village of Palamau district. The police team was searching for her husband Vinod Singh who they claimed was a member of Maoist group - Jharkhand Jan Mukti Morcha (JJMM). The police and CRPF team forcefully tried to enter the house. Upset over facing resistance the police personnel snatched the three-year-old girl and threw her on the floor of the house. The girl later died," the FIR said.

The district police have started investigation in the case. They are probing who were part of the police and CRPF team.

Babita Devi and her husband have left their home due to fear of the police. The girl was cremated on Saturday after the post-mortem.

Police sources say injuries were found on the head and body of the girl in the post-mortem. Till now no one has been arrested in the case.

The JJMM has denied any link of Vinod Singh with the organisation.

Bakoria is the same place where 11 people were killed after being branded as Maoists in 2016. On the directive of the Jharkhand High Court, the encounter is being probed by the CBI.

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