Autopsy confirms rape of 16-year-old domestic helpJune 24th, 2009 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, June 24 (IANS) An autopsy report Wednesday confirmed rape on a 16-year-old domestic help who allegedly committed suicide a day earlier by jumping off the ninth floor of an apartment block here, police said.
Senior Superintendent of Police Akhil Kumar said the autopsy report established there were injuries and swelling on the private parts of the victim.
A case under sections 306 (abetment of suicide) and 376 (rape) of the Indian Penal Code has been registered against HDFC bank manager Sulabh Srivastava in whose house the victim worked, he added.
Earlier, Superintendent of Police (City) Rahul Yaduvendu said the victim, who hailed from West Bengal, was employed at Srivastava’s home just a week ago through a placement agency.
The girl had dinner around 9 p.m. Monday and went to sleep. In the morning the girl was found dead. The police suspect that the death took place between 5 a.m.-7 a.m. Tuesday.