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Shocking! An 8-year-old hung herself at friends house 'mimicking' crime show

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 28 March 2018, 16:34 IST

In a tragic incident, an eight-year-old girl committed suicide by allegedly hanging herself by mistake, while mimicking a television crime show at friends residence. The incident took place in Uttar Pradesh's Hapur on Tuesday night. The deceased friends hide her body and ran away out of fear.

Later, when the police were discovered, one of the friends of the deceased told the police, "She came to our house crying after being scolded at home. We watched a crime show on TV and decided to play police-police. She then hanged herself while playing."

The girl was upset when she left her home because she been scolded and went to play at the neighbour's house. The girl reched to the friends house crying after which they watched a crime show, said a police officer investigating the tragedy.

While watching a popular crime show, they reportedly saw a hanging scene and the girl got inspired by the scene and tried to mimic the same during which she died mistakenly.

"The children tried to copy it. This girl climbed on a bucket, put a dupatta around her neck and hung herself," said the officer.

When the children realised the girl was possibly dead, they ran away, frightened. "This is a very unfortunate incident," said the officer. This is the second child suicide reported since yesterday.

The police reached the scene and took possession of the body. At the same time, the police have also started an investigation of the matter.

Significantly, earlier, an 8-year-old girl in Mumbai had committed suicide while being caught in the examination. According to the information, the schoolgirl was in tension for several days after being caught while imitating.

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First published: 28 March 2018, 16:34 IST