Pune 22nd Sept 2023: In a tragic incident reported on Ganesh Chaturthi in the city, a 13-year-old girl took her own life after her mother did not allow her to wear saree. This heartbreaking incident has raised concerns about the mental well-being of young individuals and the need for open communication within families.
According to officials, the girl identified as Sushmita Pradhan (13) had requested her mother to let her wear saree as part of the Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations. However, her mother refused her request which deeply upset Sushmita. In her anguish, she locked herself in the bathroom, where she was later found dead.
After this incident, the girl’s sister who was searching for her knocked on the bathroom door but there was no response. This raised concerns among the family members as the girl was not responding to any of their communication. Desperate to reach her, they eventually broke open the bathroom door only to find Sushmita dead, having used a scarf to take her own life.
The deceased girl was a student of class VII in a school at Dehuroad. The tragic event has led to widespread anger and sorrow in the community. The local police were promptly informed about the incident and they have registered a case of sudden death. Further investigation in the matter is underway.