14-year-old Dies By Suicide In Mumbai, Family Says She Was Stressed By Her First Period – News18

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Last Updated: March 28, 2024, 10:49 IST
Mumbai, India
A 14-year-old girl allegedly died by suicide after having her first menstrual period. (Image: Representative/Shutterstock)
A 14-year-old girl allegedly died by suicide in Mumbai’s Malwani area on Tuesday night after she experienced her first period. According to the reports, the girl was found dead at her home in Lakshmi Chawls, Malwani.
The drastic step was taken by the teenager due to her unawareness and misinformation regarding the menstrual cycle, the police said. According to a report published in The Indian Express, the police said the girl allegedly killed herself on Tuesday evening when there was no one in the house.
After her relatives and neighbours learned about the incident, they rushed her to the public hospital in Kandivali where she was declared dead by the doctors.
“During the preliminary inquiry, her relatives said the girl had a painful experience recently after having her first menstrual period. She was disturbed and was under mental stress over it. Hence, she may have ended her life over it,” a police officer was quoted as saying.
However, the police is probing the matter and will investigate all angles related to the incident. The police also said that in order to investigate they will speak to her friends as well to know more about her depression. They will also scan the teenager’s online activities to understand what was she going through.
The police have sent the body for postmortem. After the completion of all formalities, the body would be handed over to the family.
Meanwhile, a case of accidental death has been registered.
The incident has again raised concerns over the unawareness and misinformation among teenagers regarding menstrual periods. The death of the girl reminds us about the deep-rooted shame and lack of awareness still prevailing in our society about periods.


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