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Posted at: Sep 26, 2016, 1:55 AM; last updated: Sep 26, 2016, 1:55 AM (IST)

Moga teen commits suicide as cops ‘fail’ to act against stalker

Moga, September 25

A 16-year-old city girl allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling fan of her room late last night after the police reportedly failed to take action against a youth accused of harassing her.

Following the girl’s death, the police immediately swung into action and arrested the alleged accused youth, Gaurav Sharma. A case of abetment to suicide was registered against him at Moga city-I police station, confirmed Jaswinder Singh, SHO. Sources said the girl recently told her parents that Gaurav, a youth living in their neighbourhood, had been harassing her on her way to school and return.

Following this, her mother and elder sister gave a complaint to the police on September 15, but no action was taken. Instead, they were forced to enter into a compromise. “Had the police taken action against the youth, my daughter would have been alive,” the mother told the media at the district hospital where the girl’s body was brought for a post-mortem examination. She said her daughter was scared because the youth had threatened to abduct her. She was dejected after the local police failed to take action against the accused, she alleged. — TNS

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