Saturday, September 24, 2005

12-Year Old's Suicide Over Two-Cents In India

A twelve-year girl committed suicide after her impoverished mother refused to give her 1 rupee (worth 2 cents) to buy lunch at school.
India's Telegraph newspaper said Sania was tempted by the sight of classmates eating puffed rice and oil cakes.

Ms Bewar told the newspaper: "I did not give her the money as I did not have it. I snapped at her when she insisted on it."