Mumbai: A 15-year-old boy allegedly committed suicide due to fear of failing two Staff Selection Commission (SSC) examinations, Mumbai police said. “The deceased was under stress for a few days. He committed suicide on a day when his mother was out,” said a police officer.
The Chembur police took custody of the body and registered a case under Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). Further investigation is underway and details are awaited.
Cases of suicide in recent times
Earlier on March 16, a case has been registered against the principal of a school in Uttar Pradesh’s Lucknow after a class 11 student died allegedly by suicide, police said.
“A girl, studying in class 11, died by hanging in Lucknow. No suicide note was found,” police said. The father of the deceased schoolgirl alleged that his daughter was bullied by her school teacher and falsely accused of cheating in exams. A case was registered based on his father’s complaint, police said.
On March 4, a 14-year-old girl died allegedly by suicide after a private school refused to let her take an exam due to non-payment of fees in the state’s Bareilly district, according to Bareilly SP ( City) Rahul. Bhati.
Ashok Gangwar, the father of the deceased girl said, “She was in class 9 but due to financial constraints we could not pay her school fees on time. We requested the school administration to to let her take the exam, but they refused. The fee was between 20,000 and 25,000 rupees. She wanted to be a doctor.”
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