Three Mumbai teens commit suicide in 48 hours

Reality show Boogie Woogie star among those who ended their lives

Three Mumbai teens commit suicide in 48 hours


The three incidents happened within a time span of 48 hours.

Shushant Patil, a 7th standard student  of the prestigious Sharadashram Boys School at Dadar in Central Mumbai, was found hanging in the school toilet on Monday, the police said.

Shushant arrived at the school at 7 am but was not present in the classroom when the teacher was taking attendance, Senior Inspector Ashok Unde of Dadar police station said.

When a search was conducted, Sushant was found hanging in the toilet, Unde said. “Preliminary probe suggests that he was worried since he had failed in four subjects in the semester examination. This might have forced him to end his life,” he  said. A high-ranking official of the school said the body was found hanging by a nylon rope in the school toilet. It was not clear how could he hang himself by the rope.
In the second incident, Neha Sawant, a sixth standard girl student, was found hanging by a dupatta from a ceiling rod inside her home in Sai Darshan Apartment at Dombivli in neighbouring Thane district on Saturday morning, the police said.

Neha was a dancer and she had participated in three TV dance reality shows, including ‘Boogie Woogie’. She was also a student of a dance academy, where she excelled in various forms of dances. 

In a similar incident, allegedly depressed for having failed in exams, an 18-year-old medical student ended her life by hanging in her residence in suburban Powai, the police said.

Bhajanpreet Bhuler, a physiotherapy student of D Y Patil Medical College in Navi Mumbai, was found hanging by a ceiling rod at her Sai co-operative housing society on Saturday morning, Senior Inspector of Powai police station Ashok Jadhav said.
“She had failed in a few subjects in the semester examination. She seemed upset since then. Her elder brother is in the last year of an engineering course and her sister is doing a pilot course in New Zealand,” Jadhav said.

But Bhajanpreet could not meet her family’s expectations, he said, adding this might have forced her to commit suicide.
In all the three cases, police have not found any suicide note.

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