Update February 24, 2015

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Girl commits suicide after failing to watch Star Jalsha

Sumel Sarker



24 February 2015, Nirapad News : A schoolgirl reportedly committed suicide as her father stopped her from watching an Indian daily soap opera at Agran village of Baraigram upazila in the district on Sunday night.

The deceased is Swarna Khatun, 13, daughter of Ohidul Islam, also a class seven student.

Quoting Swarna’s father, Emran Hossein, the OC (investigation) of Baraigram police station said: “Swarna was watching a daily soap opera, Kironmala, screened on Indian television channel Star Jalsha. But her father switched off the television, asking her to study.”

After being unable to watch the soap opera, she went inside her room and hanged herself, said the police official.

She was later taken to the Upazila health complex, where the duty doctor declared her dead.

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