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Harassment prompted girl to end life

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Bhopal, October 07, 2012
First Published: 14:27 IST(7/10/2012) | Last Updated: 14:33 IST(7/10/2012)

Ankita Jha, the engineering student, who had committed suicide in her hostel room last month, had taken the extreme step because she was being harassed by a Bihar-based youngster.

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Police have now registered a case against Anupam Kumar, who allegedly threatened her. Ankita, 21, was student of a private engineering college here and lived in a hostel in Indrapuri.

On September 12, she hanged herself by the ceiling. During the course of investigation, police found that she was upset because Anupam, who had studied with her in the past in Bihar, harassed her on phone. “He pestered and also threatened her that she shouldn’t think of marrying someone else,” said a police official. Initially the police had not found any suicide note but later during the course of investigation they found her jottings in a notebook about her being upset over the youth’s calls.

Police said that Anupam had earlier studied with her in Darbhanga. “He had even threatened to harm her brother,” said the officer. The Piplani police have registered a case of abetment of suicide against him.

A police team would now go to Bihar in search of the youth. Ankita was studying in third year in a private college here. She had committed suicide by hanging self by a ceiling fan in her hostel. Now three weeks after the incident, the police have registered a case of abetment of suicide.


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