A 14-year-old boy allegedly attempted suicide at his house after he was ragged by three of his classmates demanding a sum of Rs. 1,000 from him. Though the incident happened on July 3, it came to light only on Monday.
Going by the reports, the boy, who is a resident of Saroornagar, returned home from school, and hanged himself from a ceiling fan. His parents, who noticed this shifted him to hospital immediately. Later police were informed about the boy’s attempt to commit suicide. As he was in an unconscious condition, police could not get any details from him about the incident.
The boy left a note explaining how his friends demanded money and humiliated him. “The boy had stolen money from his house to give it to those classmates. The school should be held responsible for failing to protect students,” said Balala Hakkula Sangham president Achyuta Rao.
On Monday after he regained consciousness, police recorded his statement. “He is out of danger and is able to talk. Last year, he had given Rs 1000 to those boys as they had harassed him into doing so. Recently, the three had again asked him to pay a similar sum,” said Saroornagar inspector Srinivas Reddy.
The police registered a case under Prohibition of Ragging Act and extortion against his friends.