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‘Moral policing’ claims teen’s life

Mangalore, February 12
In a tragic fallout of moral policing in the city, a teenaged girl allegedly committed suicide after suspected Sangh Parivar activists publicly humiliated her for being friendly with a Muslim boy and handed both of them to the police.

Sixteen-year-old Ashwini, a student of class IX at the Aikala High School in Kinnigoli, along with her friend Mahadevi had gone to Maroor near Moodabidri to meet Saleem, a conductor-cum-owner of the bus on Tuesday afternoon. A group of suspected Sangh Parivar activists stopped the bus and took the three to Maroor police station. Police then called Ashwini’s parents and handed her over to them. Unable to bear the humiliation, the girl committed suicide by hanging herself at her house last night, the police said.

However, on the complaint of the girl’s father, a case has been registered against Saleem under Section 376 and 305 of the IPC for luring and raping the girl, the police said. The case come close on the heels of the kidnap of a Kerala CPM legislator’s daughter, who was dragged out of a bus, while she was talking to her male friend, who belonged to a minority community. — PTI

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