Missing teenager found dead in Delhi

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) A 17-year-old girl, who went missing Thursday, has been found dead at a male friend's rented accommodation, having allegedly committed suicide, police said Friday.

"The Class 12 student went to school yesterday (Thursday) but did not return home. Her parents filed a missing complaint with the police around 6 p.m., and within hours we were informed by the friend of the girl that she hanged herself in his rented accommodation in the Rohini area of north Delhi," a police official said.

According to police, at around 8 p.m. Police Control Room received a call saying the girl had committed suicide. A police team rushed to the spot and found the girl lying on the floor, with some blood found trickling from her nose and mouth.

Police questioned the victim's 20-year-old friend, who told the officials that the girl had come to meet her at his room. Afterwards, he had gone out somewhere, leaving her in the room. When he returned, he found her hanging from the ceiling fan.

The youth said he had taken the down the body, laid it on the floor and informed police. The official said that a suicide note had been recovered from the house.

"The girl might have committed suicide. We are verifying the (authenticity of the) suicide note and are questioning the male friend," the official added.

Police was also waiting for the report of post-mortem examination before further investigation, the official said.

Police said that the youth's family lives in the neighbourhood of girl's house in Mangolpuri area of west Delhi. He had rented the room a few months back. The duo were in relationship and used to meet very often.

Alleging that police delay in investigation led to the girl's death, family members of the girl and other residents Friday protested outside the Mangolpuri police station, and also damaged two Delhi Transport Corporation buses.

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