A teenager committed suicide after being scolded over for cellphone

Apr 16 2019 02:45 PM
A teenager committed suicide after being scolded over for cellphone

Seoni: On Monday, an 18-year-old girl allegedly committed suicide in Umarwada village in Madhya Pradesh's Seoni district after her mother scolded her for purchasing a mobile phone; police said Tuesday. The incident came to light when her younger brother reached home. Barghat Police Station in charge Santosh Dhurve said the 18-year-old girl hanged herself from the ceiling fan on Monday morning. Dhurve said a suicide note, purportedly written by her, has been recovered from the house in which the teen has apologized to her mother for the act.

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The mother of the victim, a laborer, has told police the girl had purchased a mobile phone with the money kept at home for repaying a loan and this led to an argument between the two on Sunday, the official said. "She later hanged herself on Monday morning. Our probe in the incident is underway," Dhurve said.

In another incident from Uttarakhand, a 16-year-old girl allegedly committed suicide on Sunday, three days after she had filed a rape complaint against another minor, a police official familiar with the matter said. According to police, the Class 10 student was raped for over a year on the pretext of marriage by the absconding accused, who was booked under the relevant Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) sections on Thursday.

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