VIJAYAWADA: A 16-year-old boy was apprehended by police on Monday on a charge of abetting suicide of a teenaged girl Karri Soumya, in the city. The accused, a resident of Kanuru village, has been sent to the juvenile home.
Soumya (14) was a class IX student at the Government High School in Patamata. According to the police, the boy, who works in a chicken shop, and his friends used to stalk the teenager while she was going to school.
A day prior to her suicide, the boy allegedly spat on the girl. Depressed and felt humiliated, the girl committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling fan in her house at Sanathnagar in Penamaluru mandal last Wednesday.Following her death, Penamaluru police registered a suspicious death case.
After the suicide of Soumya, her younger sister stated that the accused used to stalk her sister and make lewd comments much to their discomfort
Her mother said the miscreants troubled Soumya to a great extent and they should be punished in the same manner