Teenage girl commits suicide over lack of indoor toilet

o55kjlc3Khushboo Kumari, 17, a first year BA student in Jharkhand, hanged herself at her home because she was embarrassed to have to go out to the fields for daily ablutions after she failed to persuade her parents to build a toilet in their home.

The girl’s mother said she often went to her grandfather’s home nearby to relieve herself,  and her father said he planned to save money for her marriage rather than build a toilet.