Though the National Commission for Women (NCW) and various social organisations are demanding probe into the self-confinement of sisters who were rescued by a social worker and policemen from their Sector 29 house here on Tuesday, the police say there is no one to be blamed.
The two sisters, Anuradha and Sonali Behl, who had been starving for the last three months, were admitted to the Kailash Hospital in a critical state. Just a day after the two were rescued, Anuradha died. Sonali continues to be under observation in the ICU. However, she is conscious and is following verbal commands.
The sector 20 police station, under whose jurisdiction the matter falls, has submitted a report to the district magistrate (DM). It is learnt that the police have not blamed anyone. SSP SN Singh said, "We cannot barge into the house where the two sisters had been staying. We need to conduct preliminary inquiries, before taking such action."
"The report is confidential. We have spoken to the victims' acquaintances, brother and RWA office-bearers. We have consulted retired police officials and legal experts to know if accountability can be fixed in this case. It's difficult to blame anyone at this point," said a police official.
Financial crisis has been ruled out as a reason resulting in the sisters' ordeal. "R70,000 is still deposited in a local bank in Anuradha's name. The sisters have fixed deposits worth R5 lakh each," said a police officer.
Meanwhile, city magistrate Sanjay Chauhan has begun a probe to find out the circumstances under which the sisters confined themselves. "The viscera sample of Anuradha has been preserved by the district hospital authorities. Statements of the victims' neighbours and social worker Usha Thakur were recorded on Friday. Chauhan has summoned Vipin for questioning," said an official.