Kolkata: Uttara Chowdhury (19), a college student from the city, committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling fan of her house after failing to bear the shock of her mother being declared brain dead.
On Friday evening Julie Chowdhury, in her late 40’s, died at Belle View Clinic in the city after suffering from a prolonged liver ailment. Within a few hours, her teenage daughter Uttara Chowdhury alias Jewel hanged herself at their residence at Chowbhaga Road under Tiljala police station area.
The girl’s father died in 2014. As she came to know that her mother was declared brain dead by the doctors and there was no possibility for her to recover, the girl took this drastic step.
Police reached the spot and broke open the door to find the victim hanging from the ceiling fan. She was immediately taken to Calcutta National Medical College and Hospital where the doctors pronounced her brought dead.