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Kerala High Court orders CBI probe into Sagira's death in police quarters

The Kerala High Court on Tuesday ordered the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to investigate the suspicious death of a minor girl in Thiruvananthapuram in March last year. The Kerala High Court order came after eight months of police investigation which failed to trace the accused. A bench of Justice Bechu Kurian Joseph ordered a CBI inquiry after the deceased's mother approached the High Court.

He died on April 1, 2023

On March 29, 2023, a 13-year-old girl was found unconscious in the bathroom of her residence in Police Quarters. He was taken to the medical college for treatment but unfortunately he died on April 1, 2023.

The post mortem report revealed intracranial hemorrhage as the cause of death.

The post mortem report stated the cause of death as intracranial haemorrhage. It was also found that the girl was continuously sexually abused. The case was initially investigated by the Museum Police under Section 174/CrPC. Based on the postmortem report dated April 2, 2023, another offense under sections 376 DA, 376E, and 377 of the IPC and section 6 of the POCSO Act, 2012 was registered at the Museum police station on April 12, 2023.

Mother filed writ petition in Kerala High Court for CBI investigation

After some time the investigation was handed over to the District Crime Branch. The petitioner, mother of the deceased, alleged that the investigation team could not make progress considering the gravity of the crime. He filed a writ petition in the Kerala High Court for a CBI investigation, alleging that higher authorities were trying to cover up the case as the minor was found in the police quarters. He told the court that the police had not properly interrogated his daughter's friends. Keeping these things in mind, the High Court ordered a CBI investigation.