After the body was discovered, one of the friends told the police, "She came to our house crying after being scolded at home. We watched a crime show on TV and decided to play police-police. She then hanged herself while playing."
The girl was upset when she left home to play at a neighbour's house, said a police officer investigating the tragedy.
While watching a popular crime show, they reportedly saw a hanging scene.
"The children tried to copy it. This girl climbed on a bucket, put a dupatta around her neck and hung herself," said the officer.
When the children realised the girl was possibly dead, they ran away, frightened.
"This is a very unfortunate incident," said the officer.
This is the second child suicide reported since yesterday.
A 13-year-old girl of Class 8 in Mumbai allegedly committed suicide after she was caught cheating during her exam.