12-year-old US girl hangs herself following 'relentless cyber bullying'

Last Updated: Fri, May 24, 2013 08:11 hrs

Washington: A 12-year-old girl in the United States hanged herself after being relentlessly cyber bullied by her middle-school classmates.

Gabrielle Molina was found hanging by a belt from a ceiling fan at about 2:15 p.m. at her home in Queens, New York, cops said.

According to the New York Post, the girl left a heartbreaking note that recounted the torture she faced at the hands of bullies.

She also apologized to her family and tried to explain the reasons behind her decision.

Her devastated mom, Glenda Molina, told police her daughter was depressed over constant online harassment from classmates.

The Department of Education declined to comment.

The National Crime Prevention Council said that 43 percent of teens are subject to cyber bullying. 

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