Scolded for bunking school, boy ends life

Thane: A 12-year-old boy who was reprimanded by his parents for bunking school, allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself here, police said today. Suraj Sole, a resident of Ravnacha Pada, of Yeoor was studying in a municipal school here in seventh grade.

His mother was a maid servant and father a labourer on daily wages. Since the last few days he was not attending school. The incident took place on Thursday when his parents while leaving for work, again asked him to go to school. Annoyed, the boy hung himself from a tree outside his house using a saree around 10 AM, police said.

The neighbours alerted the Vartak Nagar police who rushed him to the Civil hospital here but was declared brought dead on admission. The police have registered a case of accidental death and further investigations are on.