Wednesday, September 28, 2005


Indian girl’s one-rupee suicide

`A 12-year-old Indian girl committed suicide after her mother told her she could not afford one rupee – two US cents – for a school meal.

Sania Khatun lived with her mother in a village north of Calcutta under a tarpaulin sheet provided by the state.

Sania normally ate nothing at school but on Friday saw classmates eating rice and asked for one rupee.

Her mother scolded her and when she returned from work found her daughter hanged from the ceiling with a sari.’

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