A 22-year-old girl allegedly shot herself with a countrymade pistol at her house in Shahjahanpur district of Uttar Pradesh on Saturday night after her mother refused to permit her to study further.
A native of Udrapur village, victim Neelam has suffered a bullet injury in her stomach and is undergoing treatment at the district hospital. Doctors at the hospital said her condition is stable.
Station House Officer of Jalalabad police station, Yatendra Bharadwaj, said Neelam had told police in her statement that she had sought permission from her mother Ganga Devi to join a degree college for further studies.
Ganga Devi turned down Neelam’s request, citing their poor financial condition to fund her studies. She also said the degree college was far from their village and it would not be safe for Neelam to travel alone, the victim said in her statement.
According to her statement to police, Neelam then went to her room and allegedly shot herself with a countrymade pistol. Hearing the shot, family members rushed to her room and found Neelam on the floor in a pool of blood.
She was rushed to a nearby hospital where doctors referred her to the district hospital.
Police are now investigating why there was a countrymade pistol in the house, said Bharadwaj.