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A 15-year-old girl commits suicide in Nepal following Brazil's defeat in the World Cup

Published on: 10 July 2014
Agony: Brazil were hammered 7-1 in the semi-final at Belo Horizonte on Tuesday

Nepalese schoolgirl kills herself after Brazil's 7-1 defeat to Germany because they were her favourite team

  •  Police said the 10th grade student was depressed and hanged herself
  •  Her body was found in a village 250 miles east of the capital Kathmandu
  •  She had been watching Brazil lose 7-1 at the World Cup in Brazil

By

Leon Watson

Police said the 10th grade student was depressed and hanged herself yesterday morning in Bharaul village 250 miles east of the capital Kathmandu.

She was identified as Pragya Thapa, 15.

Tragedy: A 15-year-old girl committed suicide in a village 250 miles east of Kathmandu (pictured) after watching Brazil lose to Germany in the World Cup semi-final

Tragedy: A 15-year-old girl committed suicide in a village 250 miles east of Kathmandu (pictured) after watching Brazil lose to Germany in the World Cup semi-final

Her mother found her hanging from the ceiling in her room. Thapa was living with her mother and grandparents while her father was abroad working.

It was reported she was studying in her room after discussing the game with friends before the tragedy happened.

Police said they were investigating and the body had been sent for autopsy. 

'She was anxious to see Brazil in the final, but it went down to Germany,' Sharad Thapa, a Nepal police inspector said of the preliminary investigation.

Agony: Brazil were hammered 7-1 in the semi-final at Belo Horizonte on Tuesday

Agony: Brazil were hammered 7-1 in the semi-final at Belo Horizonte on Tuesday

'Some of her friends started teasing her for supporting Brazil. Later in the morning, she took an extreme measure by hanging herself in her own room.'

Thapa, also a local athletic player, was studying in the tenth standard at the Morning Star Boarding School in Itahari.

Brazil were hammered 7-1 in the semi-final at Belo Horizonte on Tuesday sparking widespread shock among football fans in the World Cup host nation. 

 

Comments

  • osei patrick says:
    July 23, 2014 10:56 am
    why should this girl kills herself because of football
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