London, May 8 (UNI) Obsession with the morbid fascination for death inculcated by Emo 'suicide cult' rock band inspired a 13 year old British girl to end her life.
Hannah Bond hanged herself from her bunk bed with a tie after becoming an 'Emo' whose fans and followers wear dark clothes, practise self-harm and listen to ''suicide cult'' rock bands.
''Everything to live for'' school student Hannah Bond hanged herself not long after showing her father the cuts on her wrists as part of her ''emo initiation,'' Daily Mail reported.
She became the follower of the New Jersey-based US band ''My Chemical Romance'' just couple of weeks ago before her suicide.
''Although you're dead and gone, believe me your memory will go on,'' are the lyrics of one of the songs. Hannah, described as a model pupil, had started cutting her wrists but told her father it was part of an initiation into the Emo fashion.
Hannah's parents told the court that their daughter had told them emo was ''just a fashion.'' Hannah's death was ''not glamorous, just simply a tragic loss of a young life.'' Hannah's mother Heather told the inquest she had researched the trend since her daughter's death. ''There are websites that show pink teddies hanging themselves,'' she said.
''She called Emo a fashion and I thought it was normal,'' she remarked adding ''Hannah was a normal girl. She had loads of friends. She could be a bit moody but I thought it was just because she was a teenager.'' ''Two weeks before, I saw the cuts. I asked her about them and she said it was an Emo initiation,'' Hannah's father said adding, ''She promised me she would never do it again.'' Hannah gave her name as ''Living Disaster'' on her page on social networking website Bebo while web page was decorated with a picture of an Emo girl with bloody wrists after slashing herself.
Hannah had not used drugs or alcohol before her death but Vanessa Everett, her head teacher at Mascalls School, said self-harm had become commonplace among other Emo fans.
''The Emo overtones concerning death and associating it with glamour is very disturbing,'' said Hannah's teacher at her school, Mr Sykes.
The Emo phenomenon began in the US in the 1980s. It is a largely teenage trend and is characterised by depression, self-injury and suicide.
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