Uttar Pradesh Police on Thursday filed an FIR against unknown persons on charges of murder and attempt to hide evidence, upon the complaint of the family of two Dalit girls, aged 13 and 16 who were found dead on their family’s field in Unnao district on Wednesday.
Another 17-year-old Dalit girl was found at the same spot in a critical condition.
The FIR, accessed by ThePrint, invokes sections 302 (murder) and 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence) of the IPC.
According to the FIR, the three girls had gone to the field to collect fodder for their cattle around noon on Wednesday, but did not reach home till late evening.
A statement by the father of one of the girls, attached to the FIR, states that the scarves were tied around their necks and all the three girls had froth coming out of their mouths.
They were first taken to a nursing home first where the doctor refused to do the check up. They were then taken to the CHC Asoha government hospital where two girls were declared dead on arrival while the third girl was in a critical condition and was given preliminary treatment, he says.
She was then referred to Unnao district hospital.
“We did not have any enmity with anyone but we want a police investigation in it,” he added.
Meanwhile, the autopsy of the two Dalit teenagers revealed no external injury, Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police (DGP) H.C. Awasthi told reporters Thursday evening.
“No external injuries were found on the bodies of the girls. The cause of death has not been ascertained. The viscera has been preserved for chemical analysis,” he said.