A 13-YEAR-OLD girl who attempted suicide after being accused of stealing a teacher’s handphone has died.
M. Vasanthapiriya died about 3.30am today after lying in coma at the Seberang Jaya Hospital’s intensive care unit for two weeks.
Malaysian Tamilar Kural president David Marshel said the girl’s family were currently claiming the body at the hospital.
The Nibong Tebal SMK Methodist pupil was accused of stealing a teacher’s iPhone 6 at school on January 24. She was reportedly questioned by three teachers, including the one who said her smartphone was stolen.
After being taken home by the teacher concerned and her husband, where they confronted her parents, Vasanthapiriya locked herself in her room.
When the parents returned later at night, Vasanthapiriya did not answer after they called her repeatedly. The father broke into the room and found the teen hanged to a pipe.
She was still alive when they found her. She reportedly left a suicide note, saying she did not steal her teacher’s phone. She also said goodbye to her parents and grandmother.