New Delhi, Jul 27: A preliminary magisterial probe report on Friday sought further investigation into the conduct of the father of three girls, who allegedly died due to starvation in East Delhi, and said he had given them some “unknown medicine”.

“Fact that all 3 died on same day (24 July) & their father gave them unknown medicine by mixing it in hot water on night of 23 July & that he hasn’t returned since morning of 24 July, raise an element of doubt & require further probe,” Sub-Divisional Magistrate said.

The SDM also added that a deeper investigation is needed in the case as reports of viscera and postmortem are awaited from GTB hospital, and mother of the three deceased girls is mentally unstable to properly depose.

Earlier in the day, the SDM had submitted the report on the death of three minor sisters in Mandawali. The report mentioned that the ‘nutritional condition of deceased children wasn’t well. An amount of Rs 1805 was available in the bank account of eldest deceased. They were suffering from loose motion and vomiting but they were not provided adequate oral rehydration solution (ORS) and proper medication that might have caused dehydration’.

The sisters were declared brought dead at the Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital on July 24. The initial autopsy report suggested that they died due to starvation. A medical board at the Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital had conducted a second autopsy at the request of the police, but the finding is yet to be made public.

The police had recovered some bottles of medicines from the place they were putting up.