Nagpur: 16-year-old girl commits suicide on being stopped by mother to go out due to COVID-19 crisis

Sneha Shah | Jun 11, 2020 15:38

In a shocking incident, a 16-year-old girl ended her life at her home in Ambedkar Nagar in Nagpur on June 9 after she was stopped from going out of her home by her mother due to the COVID-19 crisis. The mother had told other family members as well on June 8 to not go out of home unnecessarily.

As per the police, Ashlesha and her younger sister stayed alone at home for most part of the day since their parents are employed at different private companies at MIDC. On June 9, both the siblings were casually having fun and dancing after putting the TV on. While dancing, Ashlesha asked her sister to turn up the TV volume as she headed towards the kitchen. She asked her younger sister to film her ‘suicide.’

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Later, Ashlesha climbed on top of the fridge to reach the ceiling fan in the kitchen. After tying herself with the fan using a scarf, Ashlesha jumped off the fridge. Ashlesha’s younger sister was shocked to see that her sister had really committed suicide.

Some family members, who live in an adjacent home, rushed to rescue Ashlesha. Her uncle rushed her to the hospital but she was declared brought dead. A case of accidental death has been registered by Wadi Police.