17-year-old girl allegedly sets herself on fire over lack of toilet at home in Telangana

Hyderabad: A 17-year-old girl allegedly committed suicide on Monday by setting herself on fire as she was unhappy over lack of toilet at her house in Nalgonda district of Telangana.

Representational Image. Reuters

Representational Image. Reuters

The incident occurred at Gundala village.

The girl, a first-year intermediate student, doused herself with kerosene and set herself on fire after her parents left for the work, police sub-inspector K Raja was quoted as saying by PTI over phone.

She died on the spot.

"Her parents are farm labourers and the family is poor. They don't have a toilet at house and have to go outside to answer the nature's call. The girl had been asking her parents to build a toilet of late and they had told her they will be able to construct one by next summer," the officer said, citing the parents' statement.


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Updated Date: Jan 26, 2016 14:10:10 IST

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