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Girl kills herself because parents refused to build toilet at home

By Mason White 11:20 AM July 5, 2015
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By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) A teen girl committed suicide after her parents refused to build a toilet in their home, police in India said.

Dumka police said that 17-year-old Khushboo Kumari, committed suicide after failing to convince her parents to build the toilet at home.

Kumari was found hanging in her bedroom on Friday. Before killing herself, she told friends that she was ashamed of having to go out and relieve herself in the fields.

Sanjhu Devi, the teen’s mother, said that Kumari insisted that they build a bathroom inside the house, but they have built a privacy wall instead.

Kumari would often go to her grandfather’s house in order to use his toilet. The family owns a four room house with a patio, but a toilet was never a priority, the mother said.

Sripati Yadav, the father of the girl, said that he was saving money for her wedding instead of building toilets.