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Cops remove Haryana woman’s half-burnt body from pyre to probe cause of death

Someone from the village had informed the police about the girl’s death and indicated that she did not die of natural causes, a police official said.

india Updated: Sep 17, 2018 09:20 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Hisar
Haryana,haryana news,crime
Police and forensic experts collecting evidence from the house of the deceased girl at Behbal village in Rohtak district on Sunday.(HT Photo)

The Haryana police on Sunday pulled out the half-burnt body of a Class 11 girl from the funeral pyre in Behbal village under the Meham subdivision of Rohtak district, suspecting honour killing.

The police control room received a call from a villager that a family of a 17-year-old girl took her body to the crematorium, without informing anyone in the village.

Suspecting foul play behind her death, the Meham police reached the spot with forensic experts.

The fire was extinguished and by firefighter and the half-burnt body was pulled out from the pyre, a senior police official said.

The experts took samples from the body, which were sent to a forensic lab to know the exact cause of death of the victim.

He said the girl’s family told the police that she died after complaining of discomfort in her chest and stomach.

“The body has been sent for post-mortem at the PGIMS, Rohtak. We are awaiting the report and will initiate further action accordingly,” the official said.

Police officials suspected that the girl could have been strangulated.

“We have sent the remains for forensic examination,” a police official said.

First Published: Sep 16, 2018 17:31 IST