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Siliguri, July 30: An 18-year-old Siliguri girl, who allegedly attempted suicide last night by setting herself on fire, died at NBMCH today.

Her father has filed a complaint with police, alleging that the girl had committed suicide as a local youth, Manoj Burman, used to tease his daughter and would often pass lewd remarks at her.

“The father has alleged that because of the youth’s behaviour, the girl committed suicide. The youth is absconding and we are trying to arrest him. We have started an investigation,” said O.G. Pal, the deputy commissioner of Siliguri metropolitan police.