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Mainpuri DM transferred over girl's death

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

A day after transferring Mainpuri superintendent of police over the alleged delay in investigating the death of a schoolgirl, Uttar Pradesh government Monday took the same action against the district magistrate.

DM Pramod Kumar Upadhaya was transferred and his charge given to Additional Commissioner-Sugarcane Mahendra Bahadur Singh, a government spokesperson said.

Upadhaya has now been posted in his place.

A 17-year-old student of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya was found dead on September 16 in a hostel room in Mainpuri's Bhogaon area, her body hanging from the ceiling, police said.

Her family members have blamed the school administration, alleging that she was murdered. The state government recommended a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation.

On Sunday, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath transferred Mainpuri SP Ajay Shankar Rai with immediate effect.

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi also wrote a letter to Adityanath seeking justice for the student's family.

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First Published: Mon, December 02 2019. 20:40 IST