Apparently upset after his father scolded him, a 14-year-old boy hanged himself at his home in Dodda Nagamangala on the outskirts of the city on Thursday.

Parappana Agrahara police said V. Bharath Kumar, a Class 8 student of Sri Channakeshava English School in the same locality, was weak in studies, which sparked off the scolding. Apparently disturbed, the boy took the extreme step when he was alone at home. “He lived with his parents and sister and might have ended his life after returning from school,” a police official said.

Bharath's parents work at Sai Garments near Parappana Agrahara.

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