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Suicide bid by two runaway girls in train sparks tension

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One of the girls undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Warangal on Friday.
One of the girls undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Warangal on Friday.

The suicide bid by two girls in a running train, who allegedly escaped from their home in Patna, created tension here late Thursday night.

According to Superintendent of Police (Urban) A Venkateswar Rao, the girls Sakshi Priyadarshini and Preethi Singh, studying SSC at Mt Carmel School, Patna left home on February 26 and were travelling in Secunderabad bound train. When the police who were on search spotted them in train, they allegedly made a suicide bid by consuming sleeping pills near Kazipet railway station late Thursday night.

The police shifted them to MGM Hospital and later to a private hospital in Hanamkonda. They were treated at the hospital and were handed over to their parents who rushed here on information.

The SP closeted with the parents and relatives of the girls. Ratnesh Kumar Singh, an advocate at Patna High Court and father of Preethi Singh reportedly told the police that the girls, fearing examination, left home. The relatives of Sakshi Priyadarshini too came to the town.

The suicide bid by the girls when they were found by the police created tension among the passengers and the policemen.Speaking to The Hindu , the SP said a case of kidnap was registered at the police station in Patna.

The electronic media ran wild stories which further created tension among the district police. “All the reports are unfounded and we spoke to the parents and relatives of the girls who arrived here.

The girls out of fear of examinations left their homes. We handed them to the parents,” he said.


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