On a day when the world was busy celebrating the Social Media Day, a shocking incident of girl’s suicide rocked the city on Sunday. A 12-year-old girl allegedly hanged herself here after apparently watching suicide videos on YouTube. This heartbreaking incident had once again highlighted the need to bring a policy to regulate the content on social media platforms.
According to police, the 12-year-old girl named Shikha Rathod, a resident of Hansapuri area here, had seen some suicide-related videos on YouTube on her father’s smart phone. She had also told about those videos to her mother, who never thought that the girl would end her life while trying to imitate the video. Around 4 pm on Saturday, the girl allegedly hanged herself from a ceiling fan by using an elastic rope at her home, a police official said. Her younger sister saw her hanging and immediately informed their mother.
The girl was rushed to a government hospital where she succumbed while undergoing treatment, the official said. The reason behind the extreme step was yet to be ascertained, he said, adding that an accidental death report was registered.
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