13-year-old-school girl commits suicide after sexual harassment

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KOLKATA: Subjected to regular sexual harassment by a some local youths and following an altercation with her father on the issue, a 13-year-old-school girl committed suicide by immolating herself in West Bengal's Burdwan district, police said Tuesday.

Four people have been arrested in this connection.

"Ujjawala Prasad, 13, had set herself on fire last night and she succumbed to injuries Tuesday morning. Her father has lodged a complaint against nine persons who had been harassing the girl for the past few days. Four persons have been arrested," a police officer said.

The incident happened in Hirapur in Burdwan district, 213 km from Kolkata.

Police said the girl complained to her father about some boys teasing her regularly, following which he went to confront them. The boys said the girl was having an affair with one of them.

The father had a heated argument with the girl Monday night.

After the incident, Leader of Opposition and Communist Party of India-Marxist leader Surjya Kanta Mishra said: "Not a single day passes when an incident of an attack on women is not reported. Today a girl committed suicide in Asansol after she was harassed by men. The attacks on women, especially on minor girls, has shot up."

Its a very sad news, I think such people must be shoot at site who do this kind of miss happenings
Yes and such news are regular in India, some peoples are making fun of it..!! Govt. should take steps on it but they too silent..
Yes, it looks like the people is mental one..
our govt will do nothing. they are deaf and dumb persons sitting in parliament eating our tax payers money and enjoying.

these 4 people that should be chopped off with a big blade that normally butchers use. shooting at public place will not do justice.
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