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Indore: MP human rights team visits Yasmeen's house

indore Updated: Feb 03, 2015 22:50 IST
HT Correspondent
Human Rights Commission

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A Madhya Pradesh Human Rights Commission (MPHRC) team on Tuesday visited the residence of Yasmeen in Sikandarabad to record the statements of the deceased's mother and neighbours.

Yasmeen, an 11-year-old girl, was allegedly set ablaze by a policeman on Thursday over a petty issue.

MPHRC public relations director Rohit Mehta said a team led by a DSP-level officer reached Indore on Tuesday for the purpose.

"The team recorded the statement of Rahul and Salama Bi, neighbours of Yasmeen. They also quizzed the girl's mother," a person close to the deceased's family said.

Yasmeen was allegedly set on fire by assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Prem Prakash Jaroliya on Thursday and died on Saturday morning. The officer was arrested for murder charge on the same day.

Yasmeen's mother, who works as a maid, alleged that her daughter was set ablaze after she entered into an altercation with Jaroliya's children over a bicycle.

Mehta said MPHRC had taken suo moto cognisance of the incident and the team would investigate three points.

It will find out what was the reason behind the delay in registering the case initially. Further, it will weigh the evidence and look into the dying declaration of Yasmeen, he added.

The report will be submitted to MPHRC soon and then the next course of action will be decided after that.