Depressed over not getting to meet her parents for over a year, a girl hanged herself in Murshidabad on Monday.
The girl was found hanging at her maternal uncle’s residence in the Choa-Bilpara area of Murshidabad.
According to local sources, Hasina Khatun (9), a student of Class 5 at Choa High School, moved into her maternal uncle’s after her parents left to work as daily labourers in Delhi.
Not having seen her parents for two years since, Hasina longed to be with them and sank into depression. “Hasina has two elder sisters. The eldest is married and her younger sister lives with her parents in Delhi. However, her parents couldn’t afford to take her along after they moved to Delhi. She came to live with us and had been here two years,” Rejina Bibi, a relative of the nine-year-old, said.
“But she mostly kept to herself and was depressed as she couldn’t get to meet her parents for more than a year-and-a-half. She longed to be with them and talked about them almost everyday,” the relative said.
“While everyone was away this afternoon, she locked herself in her room. When we got back home, we found her hanging from the ceiling,” the relative said. “We aren’t yet sure why she committed suicide. The body has been sent for autopsy,” a senior officer of Hariharpara police station said.