KOLLAM: An 11-year-old boy allegedly committed suicide after his mother told him to concentrate on his studies rather than spending time on mobile phone. The incident occurred at Kilikolloor in the district.
The boy was found hanging from the window grill of his room on Wednesday night.
According to Kilikolloor police, the Class-V student’s mother scolded him for spending too much time on the phone and not being serious in preparing for his exams. He immediately went inside his room and closed the door.
When he failed to turn up after a long time his parents panicked and broke open the door with the help of neighbours. The boy was found hanging using a shawl. The body was shifted to Kollam district hospital and later handed over to relatives after an autopsy. The police have registered a case for unnatural death.
Suicide prevention helpline: 77 366 17 007.