Chennai: In a tragic incident which clearly shows how the social media has taken over the lives of the teenagers a 13-year-old girl in Tamil Nadu’s Erode district allegedly immolated herself on Sunday morning after her parents reprimanded her for watching movies on mobile instead of attending e-classes.

The incident happened at the residence of the now-deceased girl, identified as V Hemamalini, in the district’s Nanjai Puliyampatty area near Gobichettipalayam under the limits of Bungalowpur Police.

She was a student of Class 8 in a government school. Around 6 am on Sunday, her father K Velumani and mother left for work. Around two hours later, neighbours called up Velumani and told him that smoke was emanating from his house.

The husband-wife duo immediately rushed back home and tried to break open the door. Police also arrived at the spot after receiving information from Gobichettipalayam fire station personnel.

On entering the house, police found Hemamalini lying dead in the kitchen with burn injuries, according to a report by The Times of India.

The deceased girl’s body has been sent to Gobichettipalayam Government Hospital for conducting post-mortem examination, Bungalowpur police station inspector Napoleon said, adding that she was upset since her father chided her on Saturday for not doing her online classes on regular basis and spending time watching movies on the mobile phone. A case has been registered and the investigation is underway.

Reports: Times Now News
Visuals: Representational

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