10-yr-old hangs himself

10-yr-old hangs himself

Takes extreme step after his mother scolds him

A 10-year-old boy hanged himself from the ceiling fan at his home on Monday after allegedly being scolded by his parents for preferring games to academics.

The boy left behind no suicide note and did not indicate to his parents that he was ending his life.

He used his mother’s saree to hang himself, said police on Tuesday.

Bittu, enrolled as a class-5 student at a local government school in north Delhi’s Burari, was not keen in academics.

“He would show little interest in studies because of which his parents would frequently scold him,” a senior police officer told Deccan Herald.

He used to be sad and quiet of late, but his parents did not suspect anything wrong.
Wanted to play

Bittu returned from school on Monday and sought permission from his mother Munni to be allowed to go out and play.

“But his mother refused and scolded him for being disobedient of late,” the officer said.
The boy did not request any further and sat down in his room with books.

A few minutes later, Bittu went into a small room located on the third floor of his house in Baba Colony of Burari.

“He placed a stool on the bed in the room and hanged himself from the ceiling fan. He had not even closed the door from inside,” the officer said.

His mother went looking for him at 8 pm after he did not respond to her calls.
She raised an alarm on seeing her son hanging.

Locals arrived and brought down the boy and rushed him to a nearby hospital where he was declared brought dead.

Police said they received a call from the hospital staff.

A native of Bihar, Bittu lived with his parents and three siblings in Burari.

His father Janardhan works at an auto spare parts shop in the area.

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