Pune : A 14-year-old girl allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself at her home in Pune, apparently after being scolded by her mother for not doing household work, police said on Saturday.

The girl, a Class 8 student, hanged herself from a ceiling fan at her residence in Kalewadi area on Saturday when no family member was at home, they said.

The incident came to light at around 6 pm on Saturday when a neighbour spotted her body through a window, the police said. Assistant police inspector Abhijeet Jadhav of the Wakad police station said, “The girl’s mother, in her statement, has said the family was planning to go to their native place in Chennai. Before going there, she wanted her daughter to help her in doing some household work.”

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