Police claim death note was written by girl

 The mysterious death of 14-year-old girl Nandita, of Thirthahalli, is taking new twists and turns by the day. The release of the autopsy report and death note by the police has made the case more complicated and raised the 

eyebrows of people who suspected that the girl was subjected to sexual assault. Though the girl’s parents have denied that the death note was written by their daughter, Eastern Range IGP S Parashivamurthy stated in a press meet that “the handwriting in the note matches with that of the girl. However, experts will confirm it after examining the girl’s notebooks and answer scripts.”

Besides, the autopsy report dated November 3 signed by Dr Suneel C M, additional professor of paediatrics, Kasturba Hospital, Manipal, has stated that the girl was not raped. The report stated that “the medical examination revealed intact hymen, with no evidence of sexual assault. She had a first cardiac arrest at 1.50 pm on October 31. She had a second cardiac arrest at 3 pm on the same day. In spite of the repeated cardioresuscitative efforts, she succumbed at 3.30 pm.”

Based on the complaint given by the girl’s father, police had registered cases under IPC Sections 302 (murder), 354 (sexual harassment), 363 (kidnapping) and under Protection of Children against Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act, 2012. Going by the two documents released by the police, the cases of sexual assault and murder do not stand. However, CID probe will unearth the truth.

Speaking to mediapersons here on Wednesday, district in-charge minister Kimmane Ratnakar hinted that the case may change drastically if the death note is proved to be written by the girl. He said, “Experts will examine the notebooks and answer scripts written by the girl, before submitting the report. Suppose, the report confirms that the handwriting in the death note matches with that of the girl, the case may take a completely different turn and the situation may change.”

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