An Indian teenager took her own life shortly after her parents banned her from using Facebook following a heated argument.
Aishwarya Dahiwal, 17, was found hanged in her room in the western Indian city of Parbhani Wednesday night, shortly after an argument with her parents on the excessive way she uses the social networking site, as well as the long hours she spends chatting on her phone.
In the suicide note she left, Aishwarya blamed her parents for her suicide, citing the fact that they restricted her use of Facebook as the reason she decided to take her own life.
‘Is Facebook so bad?’ she wrote. ‘I cannot stay in a home with such restrictions as I can’t live without Facebook.’
‘Like all parents, their intentions were only to ensure that the girl did not go astray,’ investigating officer G. H. Lemgude told the Indo-Asian News Service. ‘They advised her to concentrate on her technical studies and stay away from long mobile chats and social networking sites.’
As at the time of this report, the family of the dead girl are understandably in a state of shock.