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Jaipur girl student commits suicide, probe launched into threats received

The girl’s family alleges harassment by a youth. A case of abutment to suicide has been registered.

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June 17, 2023, 11:01 pm

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JAIPUR: A young girl took her own life by hanging herself in Sodala area of Jaipur.

The body of the girl, identified as Palak Bhartiya (18), daughter of Ramavatar Bhartiya and a resident of Jhunjhunu, was discovered hanging from a chunni noose in her rented room in Civil Lines. The Sodala police station, upon receiving information from the concerned landlord, promptly arrived at the scene.

According to a police officer, Palak had been residing in the rented accommodation for approximately 20 to 25 days. On June 11, she left for work in the morning but returned around 3:30 pm to find the room locked from the inside.

It was only when a neighboring tenant peered through the window later in the evening that Palak’s lifeless body was discovered hanging from the noose. The police, after breaking into the room, retrieved the deceased’s mobile phone, which had been incessantly ringing.

The police dispatched the body to the mortuary at SMS Hospital for a thorough post-mortem examination. No suicide note was found at the scene, leaving the investigators to probe further into the circumstances surrounding Palak’s untimely demise.

Tragically, Palak’s father, Ramavatar, has lodged a complaint with the police, accusing a boy named Ravi Lamba of abetting his daughter’s suicide.

The grieving father alleges that Ravi had sent him a disturbing photograph, accompanied by threats to harm her. Additionally, the accused had reportedly subjected Palak to relentless harassment, including extortion attempts and physical assault.

The threatening calls and messages continued until the day before Palak’s death, when Ravi specifically targeted her mother, warning of dire consequences if their demands were not met.

A case of abetment to suicide has been registered, and the police have initiated an investigation into the matter.

First published: June 13, 2023