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Class 10 student commits suicide after being sexually assaulted by classmate in Uttar Pradesh

By PTI

Bulandshahr: A Class 10 student committed suicide in Bulandshahr after she was allegedly sexually assaulted by a classmate and threatened by her relatives, police said on Sunday.

On Saturday, a 15-year-old girl was found hanging from the ceiling.

The police have registered a case against seven identified and eight unidentified persons based on the complaint of the girl’s father.

According to the complaint, on October 8, the girl’s classmate allegedly harassed her and made obscene remarks against her.

The victim informed the headmaster of the school, after which he promised to scold the accused.

Later in the evening, the accused along with 15 others reached the girl’s house and started abusing her, the complaint said.

The next day at the school, the accused again misbehaved with the victim and threatened her.

Angered by this, the girl allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling of her house, police said.

(If you are having suicidal thoughts, or are worried about a friend or need emotional support, someone is always there to listen. Sneha Foundation – 044424640050 (24×7) or iCall, Tata Institute of Social Sciences’ helpline – Call 02225521111, available Monday to Saturday from 8 AM to 10 PM.)

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