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Teen commits suicide

A 13-year-old girl allegedly committed suicide at Kaliachak in Malda district, unable to bear the pressure from her parents to get married, police said.

india Updated: Apr 26, 2010 00:14 IST

A 13-year-old girl allegedly committed suicide at Kaliachak in Malda district, unable to bear the pressure from her parents to get married, police said.

Firoza Khatun, a Class V student and daughter of labourer Akhtar Sheikh, died after drinking pesticide on Saturday.
Her uncle Bhadu Sheikh said Firoza’s parents had fixed her marriage despite her unwillingness.

“She quarrelled with her father on Saturday when he pressed her to get married. She was unwilling and drank poison later,” Bhadu Sheikh told the police.

Firoza has two sisters and one brother.

Her elder sister Sami was married off last year, when she was 14 years old.