Girl allegedly commits suicide in Handwara village


KUPWARA — A 17-year-old girl allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself at her home in Ashpora Handwara of northern Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Thursday morning.

An official quoted by a local news agency said that a girl (name withheld) from Ashpora locality of Qaziabad allegedly hanged herself at her home following which her family members took her to a nearby hospital, however, she was immediately referred to GMC Handwara where doctors declared her dead on arrival.

A police officer said that a case in this regard has been registered and further investigation has been set into motion.

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He said the police were verifying from all angles what forced her to take such an extreme step.

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