New Delhi: Taking a serious note of the alleged rape cum murder of a minor girl within the police station premises of Lakhimpur-Kheri district, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has decided to send its investigation team to probe the charges.

The NHRC team visit is likely to compound to the miseries of the local police which has been under flak from all corners after the incident was reported.

NHRC’s attention was drawn by the alleged rape and murder of a 14-year girl in the Nighasan police station of Lakhimpur Kheri. NHRC spokesman has confirmed that an investigation team will visit the district on Monday.

It is noteworthy, that the girl had been missing since June 10. Her body was found hanging with a tree inside the police station premises. Annoyed over the issue, SP Lakhimpur  Kheri suspended 11 policemen posted in the police station.

Minor was not murdered: Police

Police today ruled out that the 14-year-old girl, who was found hanging inside the premises of a police station here, was murdered citing the post mortem report, even as the NHRC said it would send a team to look into allegations of rape.
    
"The post mortem report mentioned asphyxia, as a result of hanging, the cause of death which rules out the allegation of murder," Superintendent of Police D K Rai said.
    
He said other than that from hanging, there was no injury mark on the victim's body. There was a minor abrasion on her right leg.
    
"To confirm the second allegation of rape, a slide had been sent to women hospital for testing and a final conclusion will be drawn only after the report is received," the SP said.
The victim's mother in her complaint had alleged that the girl was raped and murdered.
    
He said the post mortem was conducted by a panel of three doctors and the procedure was video-recorded to avoid any doubt.
    
Missing since Friday evening, the girl, who was allegedly raped, was was found hanging from a tree inside the premises of Nighasan Police Station. Eleven policemen posted there were suspended after her body was found.
 
Meanwhile, NHRC has decided to send a probe team after it took suo motu cognisance of media reports alleging that a teenage girl was raped and killed at a police station in
Lakhimpur.

"The Commission has decided to depute its investigation team for conducting an on the spot inquiry into the incident."It has also decided to issue notice to the Director General Police of the state, calling for a detailed report in the incident within four weeks," an NHRC spokesperson said in New Delhi.

(JPN/Agencies)