Boy chided for being late to school, commits suicide

By PTI Published on Feb 14, 2018 10:51 AM IST

Thanjavur: A 17-year-old boy allegedly committed suicide by hanging at his house after being scolded by a teacher for reaching school late, the police have said. A case has been registered against the teacher, they said yesterday.

The boy was studying in class 12 at a private school near Pattukottai in the district. The incident occurred Monday.

The boy's relatives alleged that a teacher had scolded him for reaching school late. After returning from school last evening, he went to his room and an hour later his mother found him hanging, the police said.

The relatives staged a road roko on the main road demanding action against the school authorities. The police assured them that a case would be registered following which they dispersed.