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“Sorry Didi, I Have To Go”: Teen Alleges Sex Assault, Jumps Off College Building In Visakhapatnam

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'Sorry Didi, I have to go': Teen alleges sexual abuse, jumps from university building in Visakhapatnam


The principal of the university said that men are not allowed into the women’s hostel.


A 17-year-old student in Visakhapatnam died by suicide after jumping from her college building. In a lengthy text message conversation with her family minutes before she took the plunge, the student said she was sexually harassed in college and that she could not file a complaint with the institution’s authorities or the police because her harassers shared photos of her had made and had threatened to post it. on social media.

In the heartbreaking messages, the girl told her family that some of her fellow students at university had also been sexually abused, before turning to her older sister and writing: ‘Sorry Didi, I have to go.’

The teenager was a student of a polytechnic in Visakhapatnam – the name was withheld to protect her identity – and her family, who live in neighboring Anakapalle district of Andhra Pradesh, received a call from authorities in the institution she had left. missing. When she did not answer her phone for some time, the family informed the police.

Around 12.50 pm on Friday, the girl finally responded to frantic messages from her family and asked them not to be tense.

“Don’t be tense, listen to me. I can’t tell you why I’m leaving and even if I do, you won’t understand. Please forget me. I’m really sorry. Mom and Dad, I’m really sorry.” grateful that you gave birth to and raised me. My chapter is coming to an end,” she wrote in Telugu.

The girl congratulated her older sister, who is expecting a baby, and also had a message for her younger sister: “Focus on your future and study whatever you want. Don’t be distracted, don’t be influenced by others, unlike me. Always be happy and have a good life.”

The teen then specifically addressed her father, writing that she made the move because she was sexually harassed in college. “You may wonder why I don’t complain to the faculty, but that doesn’t help. They (her bullies) took pictures of me and threatened me. There are other girls too. We can’t tell anyone. “And we can’t ignore the university either. We are in the middle. If I file a complaint with the police or approach the authorities, they will release my photos on social media.”

“The reason I’m making this decision is that if I leave now, you’ll feel bad for a few years and then forget about it later. But when I’m around, you’ll look at me and feel bad all the time .” She told her father before leaving a final message for her older sister: “Sorry Didi, I got you all tense, but I have to go”.

The family responded immediately, telling her the police were on their way and begging her not to make hasty decisions, but received no response. The teen’s body was found some time later.

The girl’s father said a complaint has been filed with the police. “I need to know why my daughter died. I raised her with a lot of love and care. She got good marks in her Class 10 exams and we admitted her to this college with the belief that she would get a good education here.”

‘No man has access’

The principal of the university said that men are not allowed into the women’s hostel. “We continue to observe all the students. Men cannot go to the girls’ hostel. There are women guards, so there is no chance of sexual harassment,” he alleged.

A police official said faculty members and other students are being questioned and all angles are being investigated.

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