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College girl found dead in complex

Nidhi had mentioned in her letter that she was getting increasingly depressed because she was suffering from hearing loss, said cops
Nidhi had stepped out after telling her parents that she wanted to buy packets of instant noodles

A Staff Reporter   |   Calcutta   |   Published 26.01.21, 02:24 AM

The body of a teenage girl, later identified as Nidhi Poddar, was found in front of a multi-storey building in Bangur Avenue’s A Block late on Sunday.

Residents of the area, alerted by a thud, rushed out and saw the girl lying face down in a pool of blood.

The residents immediately alerted the police and some of them took her to a nursing home in Lake Town, where she was declared dead.

Police said Nidhi, 18, a first-year student at a college near Sovabazar, stayed with her family in Lake Town’s SK Deb Road.

“Nidhi’s family members had visited Lake Town police station on Sunday night and told the officers that she had stepped out after telling her parents that she wanted to buy packets of instant noodles,” said an officer of the Bidhannagar commissionerate.

“A friend of Nidhi alerted the family that she had posted a status message on WhatsApp that she would commit suicide. As soon as we learnt about it, our men fanned out in search of the girl. In the meantime we received news that the body of a young girl was found on Bangur Avenue.”

The police found a purported suicide note in which Nidhi apologised to her parents for ending her life, the officer said.

According to another officer, Nidhi had been suffering from hearing loss. “She mentioned in the letter that she was getting increasingly depressed because of the medical condition,” the officer said.

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