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Girl commits suicide over Rs 10

A 16-year-old girl reportedly committed suicide, as she was angry with her mother for refusing to give her R10. Police said the incident took place in Tughlaqabad last evening and the 16-year-old girl's body was found hanging in her house.

delhi Updated: Jan 22, 2011 00:37 IST
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A 16-year-old girl reportedly committed suicide, as she was angry with her mother for refusing to give her Rs 10. Police said the incident took place in Tughlaqabad last evening and the 16-year-old girl's body was found hanging in her house.

"It came to light when the family members found her body. She was rushed to a nearby hospital where the doctors declared her brought dead," a senior police officer said.

The family told the police that she had had an argument with her mother in the morning after she was refused money. "She wanted Rs 10 to buy something from the market but her mother refused to give the money and scolded her," the officer said. The girl had dropped out of Class IX and was the oldest among four siblings. No suicide note was recovered from her. Her father is a factory worker while her mother works as a domestic help.