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Teenage girl booked for 'abeting' suicide of love affair rival

Press Trust of India  |  Thane 

Police today booked a 17-year-old girl from Diva in district for allegedly driving her 16-year-old rival in a love affair to commit suicide.

The incident occurred on December 9, when the 16-year-old girl allegedly hanged herself at her house in Mumbra and left behind a suicide note, a said today.

The had initially registered the case as accidental death before it was transferred to the Mumbra Police.

During investigation, the booked the 17-year-old for abetment to suicide under section 306 of the IPC, said police sub-inspector P A Pore.

As per preliminary probe, both the teenaged girls were in love with a same youth from their locality.

Pore said the girls used to quarrel between themselves over this and used to exchange objectionable messages.

"On the day of the incident, the 16-year-old called up her two friends and informed them that she was going to kill herself. She left a suicide note blaming the 17-year-old for interfering in her affair with the boy," Pore said.

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First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 22:25 IST