A teenager who wrote to Vladimir Putin complaining about her mum’s wages has been found hanged after officials reprimanded her parent. Natalia Khatchenkova, 14, had complained that life was too hard in a letter to the Russian President.
The cops found Natalia’s suicide note inside one of her pockets which asked for no one to be blamed for her death.
Her older sister Yulia said: “Natalia said she was going for a walk to visit our grandmother. “However, she only visited her nan for a minute and then kissed her and went away.”Then we received a call from the police saying that they had found Natalia’s dead body.”
The schoolgirl’s relatives believe that her letter to President Putin was behind her suicide.
After it was sent, her mum – who works in a state hospital – was allegedly scolded by officials.
According to reports, Natalia was found hanged in a block of flats next to her home. Local residents found her body and called the police.
Yulia said: “In her letter to the president, she mentioned that our mother works as an assistant at the local hospital and that her salary is too low. “She said that our mother has two daughters and her salary is not enough to cover even our most basic needs. That our life is simply too hard.”
According to Yulia, a representative of the president’s administration called the hospital’s bosses to ‘handle the situation’ after the letter was sent.
As a result, the girl’s mother was reportedly reprimanded by her supervisor. After that, the mother is said to have told Natalia off when she came home from work.
Yulia said that the response to the letter was the last straw in her sister’s hard life and ultimately pushed her to commit suicide.
Yulia added: “She had always been bullied at school because of her eye condition, weight and shyness. The school psychologist never counselled her.”