Death of teenage girl: Police launch inquest proceeding

Jammu and Kashmir Police have launched inquest proceedings
after a teenage girl who set her ablaze last Thursday died at the hospital, a
police official said.

He said that Sauiya Banoo (17) daughter of Mohammad Sharief
Katoch of Failti Maitra, Ramban, was referred to Srinagar from District
Hospital Ramban on Thursday after she set her ablaze at her home under
mysterious circumstances.

As per doctors, the victim had received 90 percent burn

“On the intervening night of Sunday and Monday, the girl
succumbed to her injuries at a Valley-based hospital,” said the police

Police have shifted the body to the mortuary of the District
Hospital for conducting the legal formalities and launched inquest proceedings
under section 174 of CrPc, he added.  

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