BENAPOLE: A teenager girl committed suicide by hanging self at Abad Kochua village in Jashore sadar upazila as she could not tolerate an assault of her mother and brother following their protest against harassment by some eve teasers.
The deceased was identified as Halima Khatun, 13, a class VIII student of Darus-Sunnat Mojaddedia Dakhil Madrasa in the upazila.Halima’s brother Abdullah said when he along with his mother and sister were returning home after casting their votes on December 30 at Abad Kochua Govt Primary School polling centre, a group of youths teased his sister and tried to abduct her.
When he along with his mother resisted them, they assaulted them, said the victim’s brother.
However, hearing their screaming, locals rushed in and the eve teasers fled away.
When they informed union parisahad member Jahidul Islam Bidyut about the assault, he assured them of taking necessary steps but did not, said the brother.