A teenage couple has allegedly attempted suicide by jumping from a four storeyed apartment at Sajirhat in Ghola in North 24 Paraganas district.
A 14-year-old girl Dipsikha,a student of class VIII died on the spot after jumping from the terrace of the four storeyed building,while 15-year-old Sudipto,a student of class VIII is battling for life in RG Kar hospital. The duo tried to commit suicide after reportedly being scolded by the principal of the school.
Police suspect that the duo had attempted suicide after their parents had objected to the affair. The incident took place late on Wednesday evening,when the residents of the apartment heard a loud thud and rushed to the spot. The residents found the duo lying in a pool of blood and took them to Panihati State General Hospital where the girl was declared dead. The boy was later shifted to a nursing home in Barasat. His condition was stated to be critical.
The teenage duo were believed to be having an affair,and on Wednesday when the principal told Sudipto that his parents would be called informed about their affair. Sudipto was a resident of Sodepur-Barasat Road,while Dipshika was a Dum Dum resident. School authorities opine that the duo were having an affair for the past few months.
According to police sources,Sudipto had asked the Dipsikha to come over to his residence and in the letter,which the boy wrote to the girl,he mentioned about the suicide pact. None of his family members were at home when he called Dipsikha to his residence. They went to the terrace from where they jumped.
A suicide note,addressed to the parents,was also found in his room,which allegedly claimed that both of them are depressed as their parents did not accept their relationship. Police said,An investigation has been initiated and probe is on.