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Cops find 14-year-old’s suicide note hidden in book

THE ASIAN AGE. | PRIYANKA NAVALKAR
Published : Jul 4, 2018, 5:20 am IST
Updated : Jul 4, 2018, 5:20 am IST

hey informed the police, who sent the note and one of her notebooks for handwriting analysis.

Harshika Mayavanshi
 Harshika Mayavanshi

MUMBAI: The Samata Nagar police have recovered a one-page suicide note hidden inside 14-year-old Harshika Mayavanshi’s notebook, which was kept in her school bag. According to the police, the note said that nobody should be held responsible for her suicide, and that she did it as she was ‘done,’ with her life. They did not reveal the full contents of the note.

Mayavanshi jumped off the eighth floor refuge area of the adjacent building to her house on Thursday evening at 4 pm. According to police, her parents discovered the suicide note two days after her death, when they were checking her bag. They informed the police, who sent the note and one of her notebooks for handwriting analysis.

 

Deputy commissioner of police, zone 12, Vinay Kumar Rathod said, “We have recovered a one-page suicide note from her residence. The note was found inside a notebook. As per the suicide note, nobody is responsible for her death. We have recorded the statement of her parents, who said they had no inkling that their teenage daughter had suicidal tendencies.”

DCP Rathod added, “Since the case is sensitive and a minor is involved, I cannot disclose the contents of the suicide note and the statement of the parents.”

Mayavanshi, a class nine student from Gundecha Education Academy, lived on the fifth floor of Gardenia Cooperative Housing Society in Kandivali’s Thakur village, and allegedly committed suicide from the adjacent building —Orchid — on Thursday evening after returning from school at 2.45 pm.

 

A few of her neighbours and members of the housekeeping staff tried to talk her out of it when they spotted her attemptin to jump off, but to no avail. One of her neighbours also shot a video of the incident, which later went viral.

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