Panskura: A 12-year-old girl from Panskura in East Midnapore committed suicide by consuming poison on Sunday night.
The family members of the girl told the police that the victim, Moumita Murmu, (12) took the drastic step after they refused to give her a new mobile phone. Police have started a detailed probe into the incident.
The body of the girl has been sent to the Tomluk Hospital for an autopsy. Murmu was a resident of Arjunda village of Panskura. The police said the victim had asked her parents Biren Murmu and Monu Murmu to buy her a mobile phone.