Harassed, girl takes her life in Katakhali

A nine grader committed suicide following unbearable harassment and humiliation by a young man in Munshiganj Sadar upazila this morning.

Daughter of Abdur Rauf of Katakhali village, Sharmin Sultana was a student at AVJM Government Girls’ High School, reports our Munshiganj correspondent.

Family sources said Anik Miah, 21, used to harass the girl on her way to and from the school by hurling indecent comments. They said the youth did the same thing this morning, prompting the girl to take her own life.

The family members said on her return from the school, the girl went to her room and committed suicide by hanging herself with her scurf.

The body was sent to Munshiganj General Hospital for autopsy.

Police were yet to detain Anik.

Abul Khair Fakir, officer-in-charge of Munshiganj Sadar Police Station, said an investigation was going while the family demanded exemplary punishment to the youth.


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