Teenage girl commits ‘suicide’ by jumping into Dhanmondi lake

Published: September 09, 2018 16:56:35 | Updated: September 09, 2018 20:45:31

A teenage girl has committed suicide by jumping into Dhaka’s Dhanmondi lake after an altercation with her younger sister, police said.

The girl has been identified as 17-year-old Mosharat Khandaker Imi, an A-level student at the European Standard School.

She is the second eldest daughter of Qatar-based migrant worker Liakat Hossain Litu. The rest of the family lives at the Kaderabad Housing Society in Dhaka’s Mohammadpur.  

Two youths found her at around 11: 00 am on Saturday night and rushed her to Dhaka Medical College Hospital, where the doctors declared her dead, said Md Akbar Hossain, sub-inspector of Dhanmondi Police Station, bdnews24 reported.  

Imi was involved in an altercation with her younger sister on Saturday. Her sister then took some sleeping pills and had to be taken to the hospital, Hossain said, citing Imi’s mother.  

“Imi left home and jumped into the lake amid the chaos at home.”  

An initial investigation suggests it was a case of suicide, Hossain said.

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