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Teen dies after jumping into Hatirjheel lake

She had been missing since running away from home after a fight with her family on Friday

Update : 23 Jul 2023, 10:42 AM

A teenage girl died after leaping into Hatirjheel lake in Dhaka around midnight on Saturday when police came to find her based on her family's complaint.

The deceased, Aklima Akter Ria, 16, sat for the SSC exams this year from a Banani school and lived with her family in Vatara.

Hatirjheel police station OC Awlad Hossain said she had been missing since running away from home after a fight with her family on Friday.

Later, the police initiated a search when her family informed them. 

The OC said they had tracked her down with the help of technology. 

Police officers went to Hatirjheel to rescue her, but upon realizing their presence she jumped into the water.

A young sweet seller named Noman also jumped into the lake to save the girl but could not find her. 

Later, fire service divers recovered the girl's dead body from the water body.

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