No FIR in Gumla teen maid's death

Ranchi: A teenage girl from Gumla, who used to work as a maid at the residence of businessman Rakesh Pahwa at Kalindi Colony in New Delhi since January 24, was found hanging at her employer's home on Wednesday.

Anisha Kumari's body was handed over to her sister after autopsy at AIIMS on the same day.

Rishi Kant, a volunteer with Delhi-based NGO Shakti Vahini, told The Telegraph on Friday that the police were treating it as a suicide though no suicide note was recovered from the spot.

"So far, neither any official at Jharkhand Bhavan nor any social worker from Gumla has taken any initiative to find out the truth though trafficking is a big issue in the state. Even an FIR has not been registered," he said.

Station head of New Friends Colony police station Sushil Kumar said a probe was underway. "It is a case of suicide. An FIR is not required to be registered," Kumar said.

Arti Kujur, chairperson of the State Commission for Protection of Child Right, said she would issue a letter to deputy commissioner of police (south east Delhi) Chinmoy Biswal on Saturday.

"The matter has come to my knowledge only today (Friday)," Kujur said.


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