Body of girl found lying outside grave

New Delhi: The body of a five-year-old girl, who died of dengue, was found lying outside her grave under mysterious circumstances at Rangpuri Pahari in Mahipalpur area today.

The girl, identified as Shristi, died of dengue at Safdarjung Hospital yesterday. Her body was later buried at Rangpuri Pahari.

Police received a call this morning that the body was lying outside her grave and rushed to the spot. The body was sent to AIIMS where it was preserved.

Police ruled out any assault on the body and added that it was possibly dug up by some stray animals. There was no external injury on the body.

“Post-mortem examination has been conducted and the initial report has ruled out the possibility of any assault,” a police officer said.

Police has launched an inquest proceeding under Section 174 of the CrPC.