Student suicide: Delhi Police books army school for abetment of suicide

The student had hanged himself from a ceiling fan with a 'chunni' at his residence in the Shankar Vihar area of southwest Delhi.

Police filed an FIR against Army Public School, Shankar Vihar, at the complaint of the student's father. (Image: Freepik)Police filed an FIR against Army Public School, Shankar Vihar, at the complaint of the student's father. (Image: Freepik)

Press Trust of India | February 23, 2024 | 04:23 PM IST

NEW DELHI: Three days after a class 10 student hanged himself at his home, the Delhi Police booked the school administration for abetment of suicide, an officer said on Friday. The student had hanged himself from a ceiling fan with a 'chunni' at his residence in the Shankar Vihar area of southwest Delhi. Police filed an FIR against Army Public School, Shankar Vihar, at the complaint of the student's father, who alleged that his son was refused the admit card for an exam by the school administration.

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In the complaint he gave to Vasant Vihar Police Station on Thursday, the boy's father alleged that his son was also asked to pay a hefty fine for a chair he broke in the school, an officer said. There was no immediate reaction from the school administration on the matter. The father also alleged that the school administration "misbehaved" with his wife and son.

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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