A 17-year-old girl from Maharashtra’s Prabhani district committed suicide on Thursday allegedly after parents stopped her from using the social networking site, Facebook. Her parents wanted her to focus on her studies, police said.

The deceased, identified as Ashwariya Dhahiwal, was a second-year student of a polytechnic. On Wednesday night, she asked her parents for permission to log on to Facebook. An argument ensued and the victim was reprimanded by her parents, the police said. An upset Ashwariya hanged herself from the ceiling fan.

Her body was found on Thursday morning. “We have recovered a suicide note where the girl has stated that she had sought permission to log on to Facebook but her parents told her to concentrate on her studies and not log-in on the social networking site,” said senior police inspector Sudhakar Reddy of Nanalpeth police station in Parbhani district.

The police registered an ADR (accidental death record) in the case and investigation is on.