NEW DELHI: A 15-year-old girl, Pooja, who wanted Rs 500 to attend a party, allegedly committed suicide when her mother failed to give her the money.
The incident took place on Thursday in southwest Delhi's Palam area. Police said Pooja's mother, a domestic help, returned home a little after 6pm and found her daughter locked in.
When Pooja did not respond to her repeated calls, the woman apparently raised alarm and broke through the door with the help of neighbours and found Pooja hanging by her dupatta from the railing of a staircase's. She was brought down and taken to a nearby hospital where she was declared dead, police said.
No suicide note was recovered from the place, or the person of the victim, and police pressed into service their forensic team to collect all the evidence possible from the spot. Pooja's body was handed over to her family after a postmortem, police said.
"A preliminary inquiry shows that Pooja asked her mother for Rs 500 towards expenses at a friend's party, slated for 6pm that evening. Pooja returned from school at around 3pm and neighbours say they last saw her at around 4.15pm and that her mother had raised alarm at about 6pm. Her mother told us that she had gone to work at one of the houses and could not return in time to give her daughter the money," a senior police officer said.
Police are also questioning the Pooja's school friends and other relatives to find out if there may be any other reason behind the alleged suicide.
Good riddance, Party over food... Stupid girl
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if 500 is the reason she was realy stupid.
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500 was not the only reason, being with friends and enjoyment was the main reason, and it happens in this tender age.
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Peak of stupidity to end one's life over a trifling matter. Such articles are not newsworthy.
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seems to be a case of bullying. investigate her social media or school/class mate's
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Pooja family should file FIR against Modi and sue him for Rs 100 Million.
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That is stupid.
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