A teenager in Nepal committed suicide after her favorite team Brazil were thrashed by Germany in the World Cup, police said today.
Police said the 10th grade student was depressed and hanged herself yesterday morning in Bharaul village 250 miles east of the capital Kathmandu.
She was identified as Pragya Thapa, 15.
Her mother found her hanging from the ceiling in her room. Thapa was living with her mother and grandparents while her father was abroad working.
It was reported she was studying in her room after discussing the game with friends before the tragedy happened.
Police said they were investigating and the body had been sent for autopsy.
‘She was anxious to see Brazil in the final, but it went down to Germany,’ Sharad Thapa, a Nepal police inspector said of the preliminary investigation.
‘Some of her friends started teasing her for supporting Brazil. Later in the morning, she took an extreme measure by hanging herself in her own room.’
Thapa, also a local athletic player, was studying in the tenth standard at the Morning Star Boarding School in Itahari.
Brazil were hammered 7-1 in the semi-final at Belo Horizonte on Tuesday sparking widespread shock among football fans in the World Cup host nation.