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India: Girl consumes rat poison after quarrel with brother over mobile game

Filed on September 13, 2021 | Last updated on September 13, 2021 at 12.50 am
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After quarrel, the girl consumed the poison in front of her brother

In a shocking incident, a 16-year-old girl in Mumbai died by consuming rat poison after she was not able to play a game on a mobile phone.

The incident took place in Janupada area under Samta Nagar police station in Mumbai on Friday night. She was admitted to a nearby hospital where she died the next morning.

According to police, the girl died around 10am on Saturday. The body was handed over to the family after conducting a post-mortem.

Santosh Kharde, Sub Inspector, Samta Nagar Police Station, said: “The incident took place around 11.30am on Friday night. There was a minor quarrel between the 16-year-old victim and her younger brother over playing games on mobile. Following this, the girl bought rat poison from a nearby medical store and consumed it in front of her younger brother. The younger brother informed the family about it. The family immediately took the girl to hospital. Police reached the hospital on the information. The girl died during treatment.” The investigation is underway.

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