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Mandawali starvation deaths: DCW pulls up cops

Mandawali starvation deaths: DCW pulls up cops

New Delhi: The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Sunday lashed out at Delhi Police over its delay into investigation of the case where three minor sisters in east Delhi's Mandawali area died reportedly due to starvation.

A copy of the notice sent by the Commission to the city police over the issue stated, "This is in furtherance to the proceedings of the Delhi Commission for Women regarding the death of three minor girls in Mandawali allegedly due to starvation. The Commission solicited a reply on the action taken in this matter by Police which informed the Commission that reports of the viscera samples deposited in FSL (Forensic Science Laboratory) is still awaited."

"The Commission then issued a notice to FSL to expedite the viscera report. However in a reply, the Commission was informed by FSL that the viscera report is lying in the FSL since September 28 and, despite intimation, has not been collected by the Police. The Commission believes that this delay is unpardonable," the notice further read.

The women's rights body further asked the Station House Officer of Mandawali police station to inform it about the status of investigation and to intimate it by when shall the samples be collected.

"In case samples have been collected, please provide the date of collecting them and reasons for the delay," the DCW notice further read.

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