Teen held for abetting minor’s suicide

A teenager working at an orphanage in Thane district has been arrested for allegedly abetting the suicide of a minor inmate, the police said on Saturday.

Sub-Inspector Bharat Sonawane of Uttan coastal police in Bhayander said that a 13-year-old inmate committed suicide on August 19.

A suicide note purportedly written by the deceased alleged that Rahul Shinde, a 19-year-old helper at the orphanage, was harassing and assaulting him repeatedly, the official said.

Mr. Sonawane said that the note held that Mr. Shinde, a resident of Nashik who had joined the orphanage 10 days before the incident, was to be blamed for the deceased taking the extreme step.

Mr. Shinde was arrested under Section 305 (abetment of suicide of child) of the Indian Penal Code

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