Unable to Manage Rs 260 for Bus Pass, Teen Commits Suicide

Published: 24th October 2015 02:46 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th October 2015 02:55 AM   |  A+A-

She had dreams, she had desires, but the mere sight of her parents suffering just to manage Rs. 260 for a bus pass drove Swati to take the extreme step in life. Suicide.

According to ABP Majha report, this class 11 girl from the drought hit Jadala Village in Maharashtra's Marathwada region committed suicide as she couldn't bear see her parents suffer and worry about arranging marriage for their two daughters.

Swati had written a letter for her parents explaining the decision to end her life.

(Suicide letter from Swati)

"Pappa and Bhaiya,

The only reason behind my death is that the bus pass had expired and due to that I could not go to school for eight days. On the ninth day, mother bought money from someone and asked me to renew my pass.

After that I went to college. But I was unable to bear this daily stress. I was feeling bad for my parents. They are working so hard, yet god has not been rewarding them. Hence, I am also angry with god.

Dad, I can understand your problem. Nowadays, I don't see you happy. I know that you worry about marrying your two daughters. But now you don't have to worry about me. Now you have to just get one daughter married. Always be happy."


Marathwada of Maharashtra comprising eight districts (Aurangabad, Jalna, Parbhani, Nanded, Latur, Beed, Osmanabad and Hingoli) is a drought-prone region. The region has had deficient rainfall in 3 of the last 4 years and all villages in the eight districts have been declared as being under drought.



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