Protests in Srinagar locality after girl’s suicide

Srinagar: Protests rocked Solina area of the city on Tuesday after a minor girl committed suicide at her home, official sources said.

The 12-year-old girl took the extreme step by consuming some poisonous substance last evening after returning from school, the sources said, adding she was rushed to a hospital by her family but she died.

Suspecting that some untoward incident at school might have forced the girl to take her own life, local residents staged protests and blocked the Srinagar airport road, demanding a fair investigation into the incident, they said.

The protesters started pelting stones at passing vehicles after which the police personnel resorted to cane charge and tear smoke shelling to restore order, they sources said.

They said the situation continues to be tense in the area.