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Labelled dark skinned, girl ends life in Sangareddy

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Sangareddy: A 14-year girl has committed suicide unable to bear harassment from her classmate. The victim identified as Lavanya, a native of Domadugu village of Gummdidala Mandal. One of her classmates allegedly picked on her for being dark skinned.

Unable to bear the harassment, the girl had also complained to the school principal. However, the accused, a juvenile, had continued to humiliate the girl since there was no action from the authorities. Unable to bear the humiliation, Lavanya has doused herself with Kerosene and set herself on fire on January 2.

She died on Sunday night while undergoing treatment at Gandhi Hospital, Hyderabad. The Police have reportedly taken the juvenile into custody after recovering a suicide note and her complaint letter to principal from the girl. The inquiry is on.

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