Kerala mystery deaths: Third schoolgirl succumbs to injuries

One of the three missing schoolgirls, who had jumped out of a moving train near Palakkad in Kerala, has succumbed to her injuries on Monday evening. The other two girls had died on the spot after jumping from the train on Monday last week.

Thiruvananthapuram: One of the three missing schoolgirls, who had jumped out of a moving train near Palakkad in Kerala, succumbed to her injuries on Monday evening. The other two girls had died on the spot after jumping from the train on Monday last week.

Arya K Suresh (16) was found on the rail tracks along with her close friends S Raji (16) and Athira R Nair (16) few metres apart. Also three were class XII students at a government higher secondary school at Konni in Pathanamthitta district.

The trio had left their homes on July 9 but did not reach school.

A massive police search did not yield any results until the girls were found on the rail tracks. Police later said following preliminary investigation that the trio fell from the train while returning from Bengaluru.

Police, who were waiting to take Arya's statement, could not do as she had been on life support system at the Medical College Hospital in Thrissur ever since being found on the rail tracks.

A preliminary autopsy conducted on the schoolgirls had ruled out any sexual assault or poisoning and stated that the two girls died due to injuries suffered in the fall.

Police, following the preliminary probe, had concluded that it was a case of suicide by the two schoolgirls hailing from Pathanamthitta district.

The three girls' bags, some personal belongings, as well as an entry ticket to a garden in Bengaluru, were all recovered from the train.

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