Seventh grade student commits suicide without getting mobile phone

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A seventh grade student has committed suicide in Sakhipur of Tangail as he could not get a mobile phone from his mother.

The incident took place at 10:30 am on Tuesday (November 18) at Ghonarchala village in Sakhipur upazila.

The deceased was identified as Ashiq Ahmed, 13. He is a seventh grade student of Ghonarchala High School. Chalma Begum’s husband Ali Akbar is a Malaysian expatriate. Chalma Begum lives in Ghonarchala village with her two children.

He said that Aashiq used to play games with his mobile phone most of the time. While taking the girl to the test center this morning, Aashiq grabbed her mother’s mobile phone and left the house. But he came to the test center with the phone. He saw Ashik crying as he left the house.

After a while, Ashik’s grandmother entered the room and saw Ashik’s body hanging around his neck. On hearing the news, Chalma Begum came home. After receiving the news from the locals, the police came to the spot. Ashik’s relatives are of the opinion that Ashik committed suicide by hanging himself after not getting his mobile phone from his mother.

Sakhipur police sub-inspector (SI) Mojibur Rahman said the body was handed over to relatives without an autopsy as there was no complaint from the family. The family members are of the opinion that the schoolgirl committed suicide as she was not given a mobile phone. An unnatural death case has been registered in this incident.

Kalia Union Parishad chairman Kamrul Hasan said mobile phones and games are a kind of addiction for young boys and girls. Many teenagers are addicted to mobile phones and are choosing the path of suicide. Everyone needs to be more aware to get rid of this problem.

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Source: ODHIKAR by www.odhikar.news.

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