New Delhi: A 15-year-old girl was killed after her throat was slit allegedly by some unidentified persons at her residence in west Delhi, police said Tuesday.Also Read - No Weekend Curfew In Delhi, Other COVID Restrictions Applicable For Today: Check What's Allowed, What's Not?

The incident took place on Monday when the girl was at home in Khyala area with her 12-year-old brother and their parents were away, they said. Also Read - Delhi Cabinet Approves Compensation Of Rs 20,000 Per Acre To Farmers Affected By Unseasonal Rains

According to a complaint filed by the minor’s father, he and his wife were at his vegetable shop when the incident took place. Their son, who had gone out to play at the time of the incident, later informed them. Also Read - Delhi Schools Reopening: Decision Likely in Next DDMA Meeting. Check Latest Update Here

Police said they received a call at around 8.45 pm on Monday regarding the girl’s killing.

“After reaching the spot, the girl’s throat was found slit with a sharp-edged weapon. She was taken to a hospital, where the doctors declared her brought dead,” a senior police officer said.

Police are trying to establish the details and sequence of events on the basis of the statements given by the girl’s parents. CCTV footage from the area is also being analysed to see if anyone had visited her when she was alone at home, he said.

Prima facie, it appears that someone known to the girl has committed the crime, police said.

The girl’s body has been sent for a post-mortem examination, the police said.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.