No irregularities in Sherin's adoption: State govt to MEA

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According to court documents, on Monday Mathews came to the police with his lawyer and said that he "physically assisted" Sherin with drinking milk in the garage of their house after she had earlier refused to drink it.

In a series of tweets on Friday Sushma said that she has requested Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi to investigate the adoption procedure followed while giving away baby Saraswati (Sherin's real name) in July a year ago. Mathews has been placed on suicide watch in an isolated cell within the facility. The accused has been charged with injury to a child, a felony punishable with a maximum 99 years in prison, the police said. The state government has given a clean chit to the adoption of three-year-old Sherin Mathews, whose body was found in a culvert in Texas (US).

The Dallas County medical examiner has not yet determined the girl's cause of death.

Sherin Mathews was found in a drain in suburban Dallas this week.

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According to the Newspaper, Wesley later told the police that she had choked on the milk.After Wesley's arrest by Texas Police on Monday, Nalanda DM Thiyagarajan SM formed a team to probe the method of Sherin's adoption.

The manager of the Indian orphanage where Sherin Mathews was adopted remembers the toddler was cheerful, healthy and eating well and her prospective parents eager to hear her voice a year ago. He said he went to check on her after about 15 minutes.

Speaking to the media, Nolte said they do not plan to provide any comment or interviews to the police at this time. He and his wife Sini, a nurse, had adopted Sherin from an orphanage in Bihar. But orphanage owner Babitha Kumari told television station WFAA the girl had no problems and that Wesley and Sini Mathews appeared loving when they were going through the adoption process. He also admitted to moving her body.

"I think everybody is just ready for closure and we just want her to be at peace", said resident Gauthami Vemula.