Girl Prevented from Studying by Parents Commits Suicide

Jaipur, Rajasthan, July 04, 2012

A 19-year-old girl in Rajasthan, Pooja Singh Kumawat killed herself by jumping in front of a train for not being allowed to study engineering, police said. In her suicide note,  said she was unable to pursue her dream of becoming an engineer because she was a girl.  Pooja was a good student who had dreams of becoming an engineer.  However she couldn’t convince her parents.  In her suicide note she wrote: “Hamesha ladkon ko hi opportunity kyo milti hai? Mai ladki hu isliye mujhe mauka nahi mila? Zindagi ke sapne purey na ho toh, zindagi ka kya fayda? B.Sc meri majboori hai. Bad luck. Apni marzi se jaan de rahi hu (why do only boys get all the opportunities? I am a girl, so I did not get the opportunity. When dreams are unfulfilled, there’s no point to life. BSc is my compulsion. I am taking my life of my will).”  Full report here

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