Tirthahalli case: ‘girl ended her life’


The interim report of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has concluded that the 14-year-old girl who died under mysterious circumstances at Tirthahalli in October, committed suicide, according to highly placed sources.

The CID, which submitted its interim report to the State government on Monday, ruled out sexual abuse and abduction in the case, sources added.

In its 223-page report, the CID said “there was no evidence of abduction or sexual abuse”. The sources further added that the findings, based on the toxicology report, had concluded that the girl died of poisoning, and traces of phosphorous were found in the girl’s viscera. However, the report “did not” conclusively state that it was “rat poison” that led to the girl’s death.

Apart from the forensic report, the CID probe relied on circumstantial evidence and the “death note” found from the girl’s schoolbag.

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