The Punjab and Haryana high court, on Monday, dismissed a public interest litigation seeking a CBI probe into the suicide case of Shivali (19), a student of SD College for Girls, Jalandhar, who ended her life by jumping before a train near the Damoria railway flyover on August 30.
The petition, filed by advocate Ranjan Lakhanpal, came up for hearing on Monday, but the court dismissed it saying that since the state police were already investigating the case, there was no need to hand over the case to any independent agency.
In the suicide case, allegations of harassing Shivali and abetment to suicide were levelled against Inspector Balwinder Kaur and two photojournalists. Following media reports on the suicide, the deputy chief minister had entrusted inquiry of the case to IGP (Jalandhar range) Gurpreet Deo.
Considering it an accidental death, the government railway police (GRP) had initiated inquest proceedings under section 174, CrPC.