Dumka girl murder case: During his two-day visit, NCPCR President Priyank Kanungo will hold a meeting with the police officers and medical officers handling the case.
The chairperson of apex child rights body NCPCR will travel to Dumka in Jharkhand on September 4 to meet the family of a Class 12 student who died after a man set her on fire, apparently after her advances were turned down.
During his two-day visit, National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) Chairman Priyank Kanungo will also hold a meeting with police officers and medical officers handling the case.
In a letter to the Jharkhand Chief Secretary and other state government officials, the NCPCR said Kanungo would visit Dumka to take stock of the matter.
Kanungo is scheduled to meet the District Collector, Superintendent of Police (SIT), Investigating Officer, Medical Officers and District Child Protection Officer.
He will also visit the girl’s house and interact with the family members.
Police said the incident took place on August 23 when the accused, identified as Shahrukh, allegedly poured petrol from outside the window of the victim’s room and set her ablaze.
19-year-old Ankita was allegedly set on fire by a young man named Shahrukh after he rejected her romantic advances. A few days back, Shah Rukh allegedly broke the window pane of his room.
News outlet India Today reported that after the alleged incident, Shah Rukh’s brother Salman reportedly apologized and asked Ankita’s family not to report the matter to the police.
Ankita was set ablaze in Dumka on August 23 after Shah Rukh allegedly soaked her in petrol while she was sleeping. Ankita died of injuries and burns five days after being admitted to the hospital.
He had about 90 percent burns on his body. At present, Shahrukh is being taken into police custody.