In a tragic incident, a 16 year old girl, Pallavi Naskar committed suicide on Tuesday morning by consuming poison over a quarrel with her mother regarding the use of cell phone on Monday night.
Her father Biswajit is an auto rickshaw driver while her mother Moni is a housewife. Local people saw her lying on the floor and informed Biswajit. They took her to a hospital where she was declared brought dead. Pallavi was preparing for Madhyamik examination scheduled to be held in 2017.
The police said Pallavi’s mother first scolded her and then snatched away the cell phone from her on Monday night. There is only one smart phone in the house and despite her mother’s caution whenever she got hold of the phone she became busy with the social networking sites.
On Monday night, Moni wanted to make an urgent call and wanted the cell phone which Pallavi denied. Failing to get the phone she first scolded her and then beat her up. Pallavi told her mother that she would have to pay a high price for it.
When Biswajit came back home he tried to pacify his daughter and asked her to come for dinner which Pallavi refused. She did not even talk to her parents.
Early Tuesday morning both Biswajit and Moni went out for work. Pallavi was alone and she consumed poison to end her life.
Ratnabali Roy, noted Psychologist said time has come when the Centre and the state governments should frame a strategy to prevent suicide which is on the rise.
“In the present day society, we cannot stop consumerism and deny technological advancement. But young people must be taught to work out a balance between use of technology and ground reality. But it is unfortunate that many young people do not understand how precious life is and decide to end it whenever some untoward thing happens.”