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14-year-old commits suicide after constant harassment in Gazipur

  • Published at 11:08 pm April 13th, 2019
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The girl was unable to bear the constant verbal abuse

A schoolgirl has committed suicide allegedly after being constantly stalked and verbally harassed in Sreepur upazila of Gazipur.

Shimla Rani Das, 14, an eighth-grader of Rajendrapur High School was found hanging from a ceiling in her home in Rajendrapur, Rajabari union, on Friday afternoon.

The victim’s father, Nrityananda Wrishi Das, filed a case against Ripon Chandra Moni Das, 27, with Sreepur police station on Saturday.

Nrityananda said: “Ripon and one of her classmates verbally abused my daughter on her way home from school every day.

“On Thursday night, we went to a local temple where the two teased her, humiliating her in front of everybody.”

“Unable to bear the insult, Shimla killed herself in her room on Saturday afternoon, when we went out to work.”

Assistant Superintendent of Police (Sreepur-Kaliakoir circle), Al Mamun, said: “Police recovered the body and sent it to Gazipur Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Medical College Hospital for autopsy.”

Police are trying to arrest the men accused, the police official added.