Probe Priyanka Yadav’s death: THRD Alliance

Kathmandu, November 3

THRD Alliance has demanded that the death of 16-year-old girl Priyanka Yadav at Bishanpur Area Police Office in Siraha be investigated.

Siraha Police said Priyanka committed suicide in police custody on October 29.

THRD Alliance said the police had arrested Priyanka and 14-year-old boy Sanjay Sah for allegedly killing Priyanka’s cousin Bhaves. THRD Alliance said the police did not maintain standard procedures while detaining Priyanka and Sanjay.

“The two minors accused should have been taken to Juvenile Correctional Home, as per Juvenile Justice Procedural Rules, 2006,” THRD Alliance said. It said the police treated the two minors as criminals and made them public accusing them of having illicit sexual relationship. THRD Alliance said that the government should probe whether police’s neglect caused the death of the minor girl.