Two Kolkata school girls dead after alleged joint suicide

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Two Kolkata school girls dead after alleged joint suicide
Kolkata:  Two teenaged girls were found dead in the courtyard of an 18-storey apartment block in a posh housing complex in the southern fringe of Kolkata on Tuesday, police said.

Police suspected that Sabiba Chandana and Neha Panjari, both aged 15 and students of class IX of the same school, committed suicide by jumping from the roof of the building. However, no suicide note was found.

"A scream sound came at 6 am, it was heard by the guard. When he came here, he found that the dead bodies of two girls was lying here... police investigation is going on," said Sujay Chandra, Deputy Commissioner, South, Kolkata Police.

While Sabiba was a resident of the housing complex off EM Bypass under East Jadavpur police station, Neha had come to visit her, police said.

The incident occurred 11 days after a woman and her two daughters jumped to death from a 36-storey building in a suspected suicide pact. According to police, they were suffering from depression after the recent death of the woman's husband.

(With inputs from PTI)


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