A 17 Years old Indian college girl allegedly committed suicide in Jharkhand after her pleas for construction of a toilet at home fell on deaf ears, police said on Saturday.
Khoobu Kumari hanged herself at her home in Dumka town, police said.
Quoting family members, Dumka Superintendent of Police Vipul Shukla said that the body of Kumari was found hanging from the ceiling on Friday.
Her mother Sanju Devi said Kumari wanted that a toilet be constructed before her marriage proposal, Mr. Shukla said.
Her mother attributed paucity of funds as the reason for their inability to construct the toilet and marry her daughter off, Mr. Shukla said.
“A case of unnatural death has been registered,” he said.
Taking suo moto cognisance, Dumka Deputy Commissioner Rahul Kumar Sinha ordered a police probe into the incident.
He also ordered construction of toilets under “Nirmal Gram” scheme by carrying out a campaign in one or two months and ensure every house in the district had a toilet.
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