11-year-old girl burnt mysteriously after cop’s thrashing, dies at Indore hospital
A Class V student, daughter of widow Rehana Bi, Yasmin aspired to become a doctor, but died despite all possible efforts by doctors at the premier government hospital’s burn unit to save her life.
The girl was thrashed by neighbour and zonal crime against women cell clerk Prakash Jaroliya on Thursday afternoon for riding his daughter’s bicycle, which was missing since Wednesday.
Prakash not only thrashed Yasmin publicly, but dragged her into the rented room where she stayed with mother and three brothers and sisters. He also allegedly threatened to put Yasmin behind bars for stealing and riding the bicycle. But unable to find her mother there, Prakash left Yasmin alone in the room and returned to office.
Just a short while later, Yasmin was spotted in flames outside her house, after which she was rushed to the MY Hospital.
While Yasmin’s mother Rehana Bi, brother Mehfooz and neighbours are alleging that their daughter was burnt by the cop Prakash, the cop has denied the allegations.
According to SP West Abid Khan, detailed investigations during the last two days strongly suggest that Yasmin could have immolated self. “We’re investigating the matter, but in the want of suitable statements of the girl, we’ll first lodge the matter under Section 174 of CrPc. The possible link of the cop in the prima facie suicide is also being investigated. If his role is established the cop will be booked for abettment of suicide under Section 306 of IPC,” Khan maintained.