The death of a 17-year-old girl in Saketri turned mysterious as six injury marks were found on her body in the post mortem examination on Monday.
The post-mortem was conducted by a board of doctors at GMSH, Sector 16, Chandigarh. The doctors’ team said the cause of death would be clarified after the chemical examination of viscera. “The injury marks were found on the left neck and cheek,” said a senior police official. The victim’s father Paramjit Singh, a resident of Saketri, had spotted his daughter on Sunday morning. He claimed that white froth had been coming out of her mouth. The parents then took the girl to GMSH, Chandigarh, where she was declared brought dead.
Paramjit Singh alleged that his daughter had been being pressurised by a local property dealer namely Vejinder (45) to marry him. The father told the police that on Saturday evening the girl had gone to meet Vejinder and had taken her father’s phone along with her. Paramjit got up around 2.30am and found that the girl was not present in the house.
Getting suspicious, Paramjit called up his daughter and after a while the girl came back. The father alleged that Vejinder had warned her daughter to face consequences if she did not marry him. The accused was booked .under section 305 (abetting suicide of a child) of the IPC and relevant sections of the POSCO Act.