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Teenager commits suicide in Jessore

  • Published at 11:06 pm December 31st, 2018
Map of Jessore district

Quoting family members, police say that a group of boys sexually harassed Halima while she was returning from polling centre with her mother

A madrasa girl has allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling in her house in the Sadar upazila of Jessore.

The deceased was identified as Halima Khatun, 13 - an eighth-grader of the Khankaye Wasiya Madrasa.

Quoting family members, police said on Sunday, while returning from polling centre with her mother, a group of boys sexually harassed Halima.

On Monday, her body was found hanging from the ceiling, in her house.

Police recovered the body and sent it to a local hospital morgue for autopsy, Kotwali police station Sub-Inspector (SI) Sobhan Sharif said.

However, locals claim that Halima was in a relationship with a boy. She committed suicide after her family's disapproval.

Kotwali police station OC Apurba Hasan said, a case has been filed in the incident.