13-year-old dies by suicide; parents claim he complained of bullying at school

The incident took place in the Madhav Nagar area on Wednesday evening, an official said.

The student was studying in the sixth standard at a local Madrassa school. (Image: Freepik)The student was studying in the sixth standard at a local Madrassa school. (Image: Freepik)

Press Trust of India | February 29, 2024 | 04:01 PM IST

NEW DELHI: A 13-year-old boy has allegedly died by suicide in Bhiwandi town of the district with his parents claiming that he was facing bullying at school, police said on Thursday. The incident took place in the Madhav Nagar area on Wednesday evening, an official said. Sajid S, who studied in the sixth standard at a local Madrassa school, complained to his parents on returning on Wednesday that some boys were bullying him, he said.

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Later, the parents found the boy hanging in his room, the police official added. Police registered a case of accidental death and sent the body for autopsy. The exact cause of suicide was yet to be ascertained and the probe was underway, the official said.

If you know someone – friend or family member – at risk of suicide, please reach out to them. Those in distress or having suicidal thoughts or tendencies could seek help and counselling by calling 9820466726 or visiting AASRA’s official website or can call iCALL on 9152987821. Here are some more helpline numbers of suicide prevention organisations that can offer emotional support to individuals and families.

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