A 17-year-old Indian girl has committed suicide after her parents banned her from accessing her own Facebook page.
Aishwarya Dahiwal, 17, was found hanged in her bedroom in the western Indian city of Parbhani after an argument with her parents over the excessive amount of time she spent on Facebook, as well as her long conversations on her mobile phone, reports Gawker.
She left a suicide note saying she couldn’t live without the social networking site and blamed her parents for her actions.
“Is Facebook so bad?” she wrote. “I cannot stay in a home with such restrictions as I can’t live without Facebook.
“Like all parents, their intentions were only to ensure that the girl did not go astray,” the officer investigating the case, G.H Lemgude, told IBN Live.
“They advised her to concentrate on her technical studies and stay away from long mobile chats and social networking sites.”
As more Indians gain access to the internet, many high school students are ditching their phones and communicating exclusively via Facebook, according to Newsweek Pakistan.