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Padua suicide girl 'urged to kill herself' on social media

Victim insulted on Ask.fm

11 February, 14:01
Padua suicide girl 'urged to kill herself' on social media (ANSA) - Padua, February 11 - A 14-year-old girl who threw herself off an abandoned hotel near Padua Sunday had been urged to kill herself after talking about her self-harming on a social media site, police said Tuesday.

Police said the girl in the town of Cittadella had received insulting messages, a link to the film Suicide Room and an explicit invitation to suicide on Ask.fm, a site where subscribers can post anonymously.

Ask.fm hit the headlines last summer after the suicide of a 14-year-old British girl who had received messages urging her to hurt herself.

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