India girl kills herself over 'menstruation shaming'

India girl kills herself over 'menstruation shaming'
 

A 12-year-old schoolgirl from southern India has killed herself after a teacher allegedly humiliated her over a blood stain from menstruation.
In a suicide note, she accused the teacher of "torturing" her.
Although the girl did not mention period shaming in her letter, the mother says her daughter was asked to leave the class because of the stain.
Menstruation is taboo in India. Women are traditionally believed to be impure or even cursed during their periods.
Police say they have registered a case of suicide and are investigating. The incident took place early on Sunday in... read more

 
31 August 2017 in World News, Views: 41
Source: BBC
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