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Seeing parents struggling to arrange 260 for her bus pass, girl commits suicide


Maharashtra: Like every girl Swati too had dreams, desires to study and to bring proud to her parents, but seeing her poor parents struggling to manage just Rs. 260 for a bus pass drives her to suicide.

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

According to police swathi’s father is a poor farmer and her mother is a house wife.

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

“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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