Updated January 1st, 2024 at 16:16 IST
Police constable arrested after girl found dead in his room in Agra
Constable Raghvendra Singh arrested after girl's death in his room; case under investigation.
Agra: A police constable, Raghvendra Singh, 26 years old, has been arrested following the discovery of a deceased girl in his room, as per reports.
Reports indicate that Singh and the girl were acquainted. On the day of the incident, the officer went to work at 9:30 am but departed after only 15 minutes. Subsequently, he contacted another constable identified as Akash, stating that his friend in his room had hanged herself. He asserted that he rushed her to the hospital, but medical professionals declared her already deceased.
After the occurrence, Singh fled and turned off his phone. However, the police apprehended him on Sunday.
The family of the girl has pressed charges against the constable. Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Suraj Rai revealed that the girl's body was discovered in the Chhatta police station area. Her family filed a case against the constable under Sections 302 and 376.
The police arrested Raghavendra and presented him in court. Singh hails from Jhansi and had been residing in a rented place in Belanganj. He joined the police force in 2019 and had previously served at the Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) office in Agra. According to an ANI report, the police are investigating the situation.
Published January 1st, 2024 at 09:52 IST