Bhopal: A 13-year-old girl in Madhya Pradesh died while her elder sister was battling for life on Thursday after the duo attempted suicide following harassment by two constables, who had allegedly clicked obscene photographs of one of them.
The incident took place in Madhya Pradesh`s Chhatarpur district.
While the younger sibling died on Wednesday, the elder one is being treated at a hospital in Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh, police said on Thursday.
Two police constables, Kanhaiyalal and Arvind Patel, had allegedly caught the elder sister with her boyfriend on May 21 in a deserted area. The cops snatched the mobile phone of the boyfriend and forced him to leave the place, an official said.
They then allegedly molested the girl and clicked some obscene photographs of hers from the mobile phone.
Next day, the girl filed a written complaint with Chhatarpur Additional Superintendent of Police Sushil Tiwari stating that the constables had clicked obscene photographs of hers and were harassing her.
"On receipt of the complaint, I checked the cell phones of the constables but there was nothing objectionable," Tiwari said.
"However, the constables were suspended with immediate effect and a departmental enquiry was ordered against them," he added.
The sisters had told their neighbours that the constables had come to their house on Wednesday and were harassing them, police said.
Superintendent of Police Prem Singh Bist said one of the constables accused of harassing the sisters suffered a heart attack on hearing that the girls attempted suicide.
Probe ordered into sisters` suicide
An inquiry has been ordered into the
alleged suicide of two sisters in Chhattarpur district of
Madhya Pradesh amid allegations that two police constables had
taken nude photographs of one of them by force.
"Two Additional DGPs R C Arora and K N Tiwari will hold
an inquiry and submit report to the state government," DGP S K
Raut told agency.
He said the two constables, who allegedly took snaps
after asking them to disrobe themselves, have been booked.
While Kanhaiyalal Tiwari was arrested, efforts were on to nab
Arvind Pal, Raut said.
Dipanjali, 21 and her sister Pushpanjali, 16, allegedly
consumed some poisonous substance after two other constables
Praveen and Ashok yesterday came to their house and threatened
them to withdraw cases against Tiwari and Pal.
Dipanjali died in Chhatarpur yesterday while her sibling
succumbed today at a hospital in Jhansi.
The elder sister had complained to Chattarpur SP P S
Bisht that the two constables recently misbehaved with her and
took her objectionable photographs.
With IANS & PTII inputs