Staff Reporter

He thought that he might fail in Mathematics

BANGALORE: Fearing that he might fail in his examination, a second year PUC student committed suicide by hanging himself at his house in Chickpet police station limits on Wednesday.

The police gave his name as Praveen Kumar (19), a student of The National College in Basavangudi. He was the elder of the three sons of Nagaraj, a goldsmith and a resident of Kilari Road.

According to the police, Kumar hanged himself from the ceiling with a dhoti when he was alone at his second floor house. The incident came to light around 12.30 p.m.

The police said Kumar has left a note in Kannada that he was taking the extreme step as he feared that he might fail in his Mathematics examination, which was held on March 24. He was scared that he had to face humiliation if he failed in the examination. After autopsy at Victoria Hospital, the body was handed over to the family. The Chickpet police have registered a case.