Police say teenager took extreme step following failure in examination

A 15-year-old school boy committed suicide by hanging in his house in Villivakkam on Wednesday.

Police said the teenager took the extreme step in light of the fact that he had to go to school with his parents the next day to receive the mark sheet of his quarterly examination, which he had failed in four subjects.

According to Villivakkam police, Sundar Prabu, a class XI student of SBOA Matriculation Higher Secondary School in Anna Nagar West and a resident of 54 Street, SIDCO Nagar, was found hanging in his room by his mother Banumathi, a TANGEDCO employee, after she returned home from work.

“The boy had come home around 4 p.m., gone to his room and hung himself. He failed in four subjects in a recent examination and had to take his parents on Thursday afternoon to school to collect the mark sheet,” said an investigating officer.

He had not informed his parents about his failing in the subjects or had shown the call letter issued by the school.

Therefore, he might have feared the parent-teacher meeting and killed himself, the officer added.

A post-mortem of Prabhu’s body was conducted at the Government Kilpauk hospital and it was later handed over to his parents on Thursday morning.

School authorities were unavailable for comment.

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