Skeleton found during a check. Identity of the deceased yet to be established.
New Delhi: In a major case of security lapse, a skeleton of a teenage girl was found inside the room of a North Municipal Corporation run Ayurvedic Hospital in Haiderpur area on Tuesday morning. The skeleton is said to be three months old.
A police source said that a call regarding the skeleton found inside the hospital premises was received at Shalimar Bagh police station at around 10.30 am following which a team of elite police official was sent to the spot. “The skeleton was found at the second floor of Ayurvedic Hospital. It was discovered by the local BJP councillior Sujit Thakur during an inspection check,” the source said.
Speaking to this newspaper, Sujit Thakur said that he had been receiving complaints regarding the lacks of basic facilities in the hospital and decided to conduct a surprise check.
He said he also took health officials and zonal engineers with him in his surprise check.
“I was shocked when I came to know about the skeleton of a teenage girl lying inside a room of the hospital. It was at the second floor. There was no flesh on the body, only a few hair were left which indicated that she was a girl. Her age was about fifteen or sixteen year,” Mr Thakur said. He said that he called the PCR and reported the matter to the police. He also said that he spoke to the SHO of Shalimar Bagh police station regarding the skeleton and security lapses. Mr Thakur claimed that the girl might have been attacked and was killed when she resisted rape attempt. “There are possibilities that the attackers wanted to rape the girl and might have killed her when she resisted their attempt,” Mr Thakur said.
The skeleton was removed to a nearby hospital for conducting forensic examination. A case in this respect was lodged with the local police station. However, the identity of the deceased was yet to be established. Mr Thakur said that there was no CCTV camera installed at the hospital premises or the incident could have been averted.DCP Northwest Milind Dumbere said a probe into the matter is on.