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13-year-old girl commits suicide after mother demanded that she delete her Facebook account

By Mason White 11:48 AM May 11, 2014
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By: Anika Rao
A woman is devastated that her discipline backfired, causing her daughter to commit suicide.

13-year-old Aditi Gupta of India, has hanged herself because her mother demanded that she delete her Facebook account.

The girl became upset when her mother, Mohana Gupta, 36, berated her for spending too much time chatting with her ​​friends via Facebook.

Mrs. Gupta said that before leaving for work she told her daughter: “I want your Facebook account closed by the time I return home.”

When she returned home for lunch later that day, she found her daughter dead.

The mother said that when she was about to leave her house in the morning, her daughter was sitting at the computer. She was angry because her daughter was spending a lot of time on the social media site.

“I told her that she was too young to be on Facebook, and that she was wasting her time,” the distraught mother said.

She told police that she could not believe her daughter would end her life over “something so trivial.” May she rest in peace.