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Delhi: No smartphone for online classes of children, mother allegedly commits suicide

News Agencies | Updated on: 29 May 2020, 11:47 IST
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A 29-year-old woman allegedly committed suicide by setting herself on fire here in Maidan Garhi area of the national capital after her husband refused to buy a smartphone for the online classes being conducted by the school of their children, the police said.

Due to the lockdown in the wake of COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, many schools have been conducting online classes for the students, and those who don't have access to the smartphone fail to attend online classes.


The woman allegedly set herself on fire on May 27 around 8 am. Soon after receiving the information, the police reached the spot and rushed the woman to Safdarjung Hospital. The doctors informed that Jyoti sustained 90 per cent burn injuries and was declared dead.

According to the police statement given by the deceased's husband, the couple got married 7-year ago and they have two children. He said his wife was insisting on buying a smartphone but he told her that he will buy one after the lockdown. A police investigation into the case is underway.

--ANI--

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First published: 29 May 2020, 11:23 IST
 
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