A female student of Nawabeki College in Shyamnagar of Satkhira district died by suicide after falling victim to a gang of stalkers.
Joyshree Chakraborty, 17, killed herself at her Boyarsing village home under Shyamnagar upazila on October 25.
Joyshree was the youngest daughter of Makhon Chakraborty.
The victim's elder brother, Kajol Chakraborty, said Joyshree was a class XI student of the college.
Shekhor Mondal, the 22-year old son of rice trader Ranjan Mondal of the neighbouring Barokupote village, had been stalking the girl on her way to college and back for some time.
According to Kajol Chakraborty, it took a physical turn on the day of the incident. Shekhor, along with three to four accomplices, obstructed Joyshree's path when she was returning home from college.
Kajol said Shekor and his accomplices reached Karmaker Para, the area of the incident, on their motorcycles at 11:00 in the morning. At the time, the location was almost deserted. They then snatched her scarf.
At one stage, the miscreants assaulted her physically and cut off her hair with a pair of scissors. Joyshree's cries led to local people gathering on the scene and that is when the criminals fled.
Makhon Mondal and her sister-in-law Tripti Mondal said, after reaching home, Joyshree wept for a long time. When they asked her about the cause, she narrated the incident to them.
Makhon Mondal said as her marriage was set for the coming Bengali month of Agrahayan, they tried to suppress the matter.
But in the evening, Joyshree entered her room and attempted to hang herself. Upon discovery, she was rushed to Shyamnagar upazila hospital. As her condition deteriorated, she was being shifted to Satkhira Sadar Hospital but died on way to the hospital.
Makhon Chakraborty, on October 27, two days after the incident, filed a case against the stalker Shekhor Mondal and three to four unnamed accomplices with Shyamnagar police station.
When this correspondent went to Shekhor Mondal's house at Barokupote village, it was found locked.
Shyamnagar police station OC Syed Mannan Ali said, the incident took place on October 25 but they were informed of the matter on October 27. The OC said, as Joyshree's family informed them later, by then the accused had fled. He said several police officers have been working to arrest the accused persons.