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Class 9 girl commits suicide after her parents refused to use mobile phone

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By Shaina Sharma
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A 15-year-old girl from Malvani allegedly committed suicide by jumping off a building in Malad, Mumbai allegedly after her family snatched mobile phone from her as "she would spend most of her time on social media".

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The deceased escaped from the house before reaching Malad Liberty Garden and committed suicide by jumping off from a seven-floor apartment terrace on Saturday evening, a police officer said.

This was her second attempt at suicide. She had attempted to slit her wrist a few days ago, the officer said. The deceased lived in Malvani with her parents and three sisters. Her father works at a money transfer shop. "As we received the information, we rushed to the spot and rushed the girl to Dr. Babasaheb Shatabadi Hospital. The doctors declared her brought dead," the officer said.

The police after identifying the girl called her parents for questioning during which it was revealed that the girl was suffering from "depression". She was a class 9 students in a convent school in Malad.

"She would spend most of her time on social media instead of studying due to which her parents used to scold her and they used to snatch her phone."

On the day of the incident, the same thing happened, another police officer said. He said that an ADR has been registered to conduct the post mortem of the deceased and hand it over to her parents. Further investigation in to the incident is underway, he said.

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