A 15-year-old boy allegedly died by suicide fearing failure in two Staff Selection Commission (SSC) examinations, informed Mumbai Police.
“The deceased was under stress for a few days. He died by suicide on a day his mother was away,” said a police officer. Chembur police took custody of the body and registered a case under Alternative Dispute Redressal (ADR).
Further investigation is underway and details are awaited.
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 herself in Lucknow. No suicide note was found,” police said.
The father of the deceased schoolgirl alleged that his daughter was harassed by her school teacher and falsely accused of copying in exams.
A case was filed as per her father’s complaint, police said.
Earlier on March 4, a 14-year-old girl died allegedly by suicide after a private school reportedly refused to let her sit for an exam due to non-payment of fees in the State’s Bareilly district, according to Bareilly SP (City) Rahul Bhati.
Ashok Gangwar, the deceased girl’s father, said, “She was in Class 9, but due to financial constraints we were not able to pay her school fees on time. We requested the school administration to let her give the exam but they refused. The fee was somewhere around Rs 20,000-25,000. She wanted to become a doctor.”