Dumka: Unable to bear the embarrassment of defecating in the open, a 17-year-old allegedly committed suicide in Jharkhand’s Dumka district on Friday.
The girl’s parents had turned down her multiple requests to construct a toilet at their home.
The parents said they were saving money for her wedding.
“My daughter told me that I go have to travel so far for a toilet in this heat, so construct a toilet first,” said her mother.
The mother also said that the family was reeling under acute poverty and marriage was their first priority.
Meanwhile, senior Congress leader took to Twitter to express his shock over the incident.
“A girl in Jharkhand committed suicide as her parents refused to build toilet! India as a Nation must wake up and build toilets on priority,” he tweeted.