Girl commits suicide in Jharkhand after parents refuse to construct a toilet at home

According to reports, the parents wanted to save money for the girl's marriage.

By: Express Web Desk | Dumka | Published: July 4, 2015 11:50:03 am
Jharkhand girl toilet, toilet Dumka, Dumka, girl suicide toilet, girl suicide, sanitation in India, toilets in India, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan A boy taking a bath outside public toilets in Andhra Pradesh (Reuters photo)

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.’

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)

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