A 17-year-old girl allegedly committed suicide in Jharkhand’s Dumka district after her parents turned down her request to construct a toilet in the house.
The girl was found hanging from the ceiling of her room by family members, according to police officials.
According to reports, the parents wanted to save money for the girl’s marriage.
Congress leader Digvijay Singh tweeted this morning asking Indians to ‘wake up and build toilets on priority.’
A girl in Jharkhand committed suicide as her parents refused to build toilet ! India as a Nation must wake up and build toilets on priority
— digvijaya singh (@digvijaya_28) July 4, 2015
Last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his Independence Day speech, had devoted a major portion to exhorting Indians to build toilets in their homes. He said that his government is committed to building toilets in schools and rural households in remote and tribal parts of the country.
(With ANI inputs)