IANS | Updated Jun 16, 2013
New Delhi: A 16-year-old girl committed suicide by hanging in a police station in Delhi on Saturday evening, police said. “The girl, a native of Bangladesh, who works as a domestic help in south Delhi, had gone missing from her home in Vasant Kunj on Friday. A passerby spotted her near Rithala Metro station on Saturday in north Delhi and took her to Vijay Vihar police station,” said a police officer.
Police informed her parents and asked the girl to stay in the ladies changing room, where she hung herself from a ceiling with her stole. A police personnel spotted her body around 5 pm.
Police said she was depressed as her parents were pressing her to marry against her wishes.
“On Friday, she left her house around 11 am without telling her parents without properly telling them where she was going. When she did not come back, after an hour they started searching and later informed police in the evening,” the officer said.
A case of kidnapping was registered at Vasant Kunj north police station, the officer added.
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June 18, 2013 at 1:08 am
Beyond wrong. No words.
June 18, 2013 at 1:41 am
No matter how the older generation try to place their rules on these young people that know of a better way and more than likely will committee suicide or do something anything to not be put into a prearranged marriage. Their government should out law such old ideals, usually these prearranged marriages mean slavery to an older man. This is so sad that a parent would do this to their daughter rather than give her an education to see that she lives the kind of life she wants to live.