Child denied bangles, ribbons for Eid ‘kills self’

United News of Bangladesh . Faridpur | Published: 10:10, May 07,2021


An 8-year-old child in Faridpur reportedly committed suicide on Thursday after her poor parents failed to buy her bangles and ribbons ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr.

The deceased is Bithi.

Her body was recovered around noon from Gohailpara of Bagat union in the district’s Madhukhali upazila.

Her father Samir Sheikh works as a household labourer and her mother is a jute mill worker.

Bithi has been demanding red bangles and hair ribbons for Eid-ul-Fitr but her mother told her to wait until the mill pays her wage.

The girl, apparently upset with the refusal, chose to take her life, said her family.

‘I promised to get her everything by Eid day. But who knew she wouldn’t wait!’ said her mother Asma Begum.

Madhukhali police station officer-in-charge Rathindranath Tarafdar said the body was handed over to the family without an autopsy examination.

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