A 16-year-old girl forced to donate eggs tried to end her life. ProIQRA News

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Erode: A 16-year-old girl, who was forced to donate her egg, attempted suicide at the district’s Government Girls Home, police said Wednesday. According to the Child Welfare Officer and police, the girl was placed at home after the arrest of her mother and a few others who forced her to lay eggs eight times at various infertility centers.

It is reported that the girl went to the toilet on Tuesday, took the cleaning agent and ate it. Later, he himself told home authorities that he had tried to end his life.

Upon hearing this, the administration took the girl to Government Headquarters Hospital where she was treated and doctors said she was now out of danger.

Meanwhile, District Child Welfare Officer Saravanan told reporters here that the girl was depressed so she took extreme measures. “She is OK.

The girl was reportedly often asked by home officials to send her back to her home or to a relative’s home. But, the authorities rejected his request, as his mother is in jail and his close relatives have refused to take care of him.

He will be kept in hospital for treatment until Thursday, hospital officials said. Police have been deployed to the hospital ward, where the girl is being treated.

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