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16-year-old Mumbai girl jumps into lake after parents scold her for chatting with boy, drowns

16-year-old Mumbai girl jumps into lake after parents scold her for chatting with boy, drowns

The police said she had a tiff with her parents recently because she was caught chatting with a boy from her neighbourhood on her mobile phone.


The girl’s body was found the day after she went missing at Powai Lake.(HT FILE)

A 16-year-old girl committed suicide by jumping into the Powai lake on Saturday afternoon. After investigating all angles, the Powai police have ruled out foul play and called it a case of suicide.

The police said she had a tiff with her parents recently because she was caught chatting with a boy from her neighbourhood on her mobile phone.



According to the police, the girl lived with her parents in a housing society near IIT Powai. On September 22, she did not come home from college and after waiting for long, her parents filed a missing complaint in the evening.

As she is a minor, the Powai police treated the case at par with kidnapping and started investigating it. However, next day her body was found in the Powai lake at around 3pm. She was rushed to nearby Rajawadi hospital but was declared dead on admission.



A doctor at the hospital said the girl had died several hours before being brought to the hospital. The cause of death was determined as drowning and there were no external or internal injuries on the body. On visiting the spot, the police found her sandals kept next to the lake’s shore.

A police official said, “Her parents said they had shouted at her for chatting and speaking with a boy from her neighbourhood. They had taken away her mobile phone. They wanted her to concentrate on her career. The girl was upset by the incident.” When asked if anyone will be booked for abetting her suicide, the official said, “Her parents have no complaint against any person. No suicide note has been found.”

 

Credit to: Jayprakash S Naidu | Hindustan Times

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