Class XII student fails 2 subjects, ends life

May 29, 2017 12:54 am | Updated 12:54 am IST

Prithvi Wavhal

Prithvi Wavhal

Mumbai: Prithvi Sachin Wavhal, 18, a student of Ryan International School, Sanpada committed suicide at his residence on Sunday after coming to know that he had failed two papers in his Class XII CBSE exam. Wavhal, a resident of Shankar Tower in Sector 14, Sanpada left a suicide note in which he apologised to his parents for disappointing them. “Though he had not mentioned that he was committing suicide because of his CBSE result, our investigations have shown this was the reason for him taking the extreme step,” an officer at Sanpada police station said.

Wavhal’s mother is a gynaecologist and his father is a businessman. Both were at their hometown in Malwan with their daughter, Saniya, since Saturday. “His father tried to call him to find out about the results. As he wasn’t answering the phone, his father asked his brother, who also stays in Sanpada, to check. He found Wavhal hanging to the ceiling fan,” the police officer said. A case of accidental death has been registered at Sanpada police station.

Though the incident came to light after 1 p.m. on Sunday, it is suspected that he committed suicide in the morning just after the result were out. The victim was well-known Marathi actress Kranti Redkar’s sister’s son, said police.

The Vavhals stayed in the ‘A’ wing of the society and owned Flat numbers 301 and 302. “The boy was very humble and I was close to his mother. There was no pressure on him about studies as the family is very well-to-do and very understanding. It is surprising to know that he took this step. He had failed in Maths and one more subject due to which he took this extreme step,” a resident of the same wing said. After learning about the incident, his parents returned to Navi Mumbai late on Sunday.

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