15-year-old boy dies by suicide in Wayanad

Express News Service | Published: 12th July 2020 06:43 AM

KALPETTA: A 15-year-old boy’s death by suicide in Vellamunda has added to the state’s concern of the recent spike in suicides among teenagers. The Class X student of The Green Hills Public School, Sultan Bathery, was playing with his friends and cousins on Friday, after which he went upstairs to take a shower. Later, he was found hanging from the staircase.

The reason for death is yet to be ascertained. He was living with his grandparents since the last two years. His parents and younger siblings are in the UAE.

“He was a quiet and reserved boy. He was studying in a boarding school. However, due to the pandemic, he had to stay back with his grandparents. An investigation is on,” said SI Surendran P, Vellamunda police station. The body was handed over to relatives after postmortem.

(If you are having suicidal thoughts, or are worried about a friend or need emotional support, someone is always there to listen. Call Sneha's suicide prevention helpline: 044-24640050.)

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