Minor girl hangs self after father refuses to buy new dress for Raja


Kendrapara: Upset at the denial of her father to buy her a new dress for the upcoming Raja festival, a 12-year-old girl allegedly committed suicide in Kendrapara district of Odisha.

The tragic incident took place at Biraswati village Kendrapara block in the district on Sunday.

According to sources, the Class VII girl insisted her father Prafulla Swain bring a new dress for her for the Raja festival. As her father expressed inability to purchase the dress for her, she was very upset. Later, she hanged herself from the ceiling of their house while her family members were away.

Upon her return, the girl’s mother found her hanging from the ceiling of the house. The family members rushed her to Kendrapara district headquarters hospital where she was pronounced dead.

A case of unnatural death was registered in this regard at the Town police station.

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