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Delhi Police registers case in mysterious death of 9-yr-old girl

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Police on Saturday registered a murder case in the unnatural death of a nine-year-old girl who was found dead under mysterious circumstances in Delhi.

The deceased, identified as Laxmi, lived in a paying guest (PG) accommodation with her family members in East Delhi's Shakarpur area.

"The victim was brought to a hospital in east Delhi at around 1pm on Friday where she was declared dead," a senior police officer said.

A case of murder under section 302 of IPC has been registered.

"The body has been shifted to the mortuary for the post-mortem which will be conducted on Saturday. The exact cause of death will be ascertained after the post-mortem report," the officer addedm

Police said her parents worked as a domestic help at the PG accommodation running in the same premise. The residents of the PG would also be questioned by the Police.

"Laxmi was alone in the ground floor of the PG with her sister," the police officer said. The police said that they are waiting for the post mortem report which will make clear the cause of the death.

'Once the post morterm report comes, it would be easier to investigate the case as the actual cause if death would be known" said a senior police officer.

The CCTV around the area are also examined to rule out any foul play. Meanwhile , the cops are also checking who visited the house on the day of the murder. The cops said that investigation from all angles is being done to reveal the actual cause of death.

Police said that the further investigation was underway.

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