The sub-divisional magistrate of Delhi’s Preet Vihar area said two separate inquiries have been initiated to probe the death of three sisters in East Delhi.
“The Delhi government has ordered a magisterial probe into the matter,” Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said in a tweet.
Preet Vihar SDM Arun Gupta reportedly said, “We are doing a separate inquiry on the incident apart from the police. Reports of the second post-mortem are yet to come. Last rites have been performed.”
Initial post-mortem report indicated that the three girls aged eight, four and two years, died due to ‘malnourishment/starvation and its complications’.
The police, however, said that a second autopsy report will establish the cause of death and said that no traces of food were found in the stomach of the girls.
Police said that a forensic team inspected the place of their residence and found some medicine bottles and pills for treating loose motion.
Initially, the death of three sisters seemed to be a case of natural death but following the recovery of medicine bottles and pills, prompted the police to look into poisoning angle.
The girls who were brought to a hospital by their mother were declared dead on arrival.
Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari while hitting at Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi said that it is “sad” that such a “mishap” occurred in Delhi where the local government claims to championing ration distribution to the poor.