A girl allegedly committed suicide today by consuming pesticide at Lingavarigudem village in the district after her uncle scolded her for speaking on mobile phone, police said.
The girl, a class 9 student, took the extreme step by consuming pesticide in her house, a police officer said.
Prima facie, she was speaking to someone on the mobile phone, which she did not own, while she was returning home from school. Her uncle saw this and scolded her. Following this, she got upset and consumed pesticide, the officer said.
According to police a case has been registered and investigations are underway.