Student`s suicide: Delhi Police to question friend`s father

Delhi Police will question the man, who scolded a 17-year-old student for being friends with his daughter, leading to the teenager committing suicide, an official said Monday.

Last Updated: Jul 19, 2010, 15:53 PM IST

New Delhi: Delhi Police will question the man, who scolded a 17-year-old student for being friends with his daughter, leading to the teenager committing suicide, an official said Monday.

"The victim`s family has registered a complaint against the girl`s father, alleging that his behaviour incited the teenager to commit suicide. We will interrogate the girl`s father today (Monday)," a police officer told reporters.

"We are waiting for the post-mortem report. We are investigating the case with the complaint from the victim`s side," he said.
Samarath Gupta, a student of Class 12, was found dead in his room Sunday. Gupta apparently took the extreme step after the father of a girl he was friends with reprimanded him over their friendship.

The girl`s father told Gupta to concentrate on his studies and threatened to stop the friendship.
One of Gupta`s friend claimed that the teenager was depressed since he was scolded by the girl`s father and told some of his friends that he wanted to end his life.

"No suicide note was recovered from the spot. Investigations are on," the police officer added.

IANS