Boy commits suicide after mother`s scolding

Upset over being scolded for not concentrating on studies, a class 8th student committed suicide by hanging himself at his home in east Delhi on Monday.

Last Updated: Feb 28, 2011, 19:53 PM IST

New Delhi: Upset over being scolded for not concentrating on studies, a class 8 student committed suicide by hanging himself at his home in east Delhi on Monday, the police said.

"Gulshan Thakur, 13, was found hanging from a ceiling fan at his home at New Ashok Nagar area on Monday afternoon", said a police officer.

Gulshan was rushed to Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital where doctors pronounced him dead.

His mother Meera Thakur told police that she scolded him slightly in the morning for not concentrating on studies. "In the afternoon, he was found hanging", said the officer.

No suicide note was found. Gulshan`s father Jitendra Thakur said, "I could not believe that he can take such a step over such an issue."

Gulshan was studying in a government school in the same area and was his parents youngest son. "We are investigating the matter and have sent the body for post-mortem", said the officer.

IANS