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Girl commits suicide after ‘sexual harassment’

Update : 11 Mar 2014, 08:51 AM

A class VII student committed suicide allegedly after being teased by a youth at Ghoragachha under Jessore sadar upazila on Monday evening.

The victim is identified as Nilufa Akhter, 13, a class VII student of Rupdia Girls School. She was the daughter of Tariqul Islam of Ghoragachha village.

Police and local sources said Nilufa compelled to commit suicide by taking poison after being sexually harassed by local youth Al Amin, son of Zillur Rahman.

She succumbed at Jessore Medical College Hospital on that evening.

Kotwali police station Officer-in-Charge Emdadul Haque Sheikh said he had heard about the matter.

He said: “Details were not available regarding the matter as no case was filed in connection to the incident.”

“Steps would be taken after receiving post mortem examination,” he added.

Neighbour M Babul said Al Amin used to tease Nilufa on her way to school.

He said: “The youth had also teased her on the day of suicide incident.”

Locals arranged a reconciliation meeting at the area to find a solution to the problem however, the youth did not refrain from teasing the girl for which she was compelled to commit suicide, locals said. 

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