School girl commits suicide after being harassed by senior

Nation Next Newsroom | Feb 25, 2018 12:24

After being allegedly harassed by a senior in school, a 13-year-old girl, on Friday, committed suicide in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. As per a report in The Indian Express, the girl may have consumed poison in school and started throwing up once she reached home.

The Indian Express quoted a police officer saying, “She came home at around 3.30 pm when she began throwing up. She was immediately rushed to a hospital where she died during the treatment. When she reached home. The girl told her family that she was being harassed by her senior for past many months and that she had fight with him on Friday after she confronted him.”

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The boy is reportedly absconding and the police has sent a team to Mirzapur to find him. The police are also investigating whether this is case of just mental harassment or whether the girl was sexually harassed as well.