2 kids in­flict self harm, 1 dies on Chil­dren’s Day

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Even as the na­tion cel­e­brated Chil­dren’s Day, the sui­cide of a Class 12 stu­dent and a 14-year-old’s at­tempt to set him­self on fire sent shock waves across TN. In Than­javur, S Sathish­babu (17) hanged him­self in his school af­ter his par­ents al­legedly scolded him. In Tiru­pat­tur, the 14-year-old set him­self ablaze fear­ing punishment for al­legedly steal­ing friend’s wal­let.

Than­javur: A Class 12 stu­dent com­mit­ted sui­cide in­side his class­room in Tirukkat­tupalli on Tues­day. Ac­cord­ing po­lice, S Sathish­babu (17), of Nadu­padugai, had been study­ing in a pri­vate school at Pazhamaneri road. On Tues­day, he ar­rived at the school and was seen chat­ting with other stu­dents. Later, he told his friends he was go­ing to the class room lo­cated on the first floor. A lit­tle later when the oth­ers en­tered the room, they found Sathish­babu hang­ing dead from a hook on the roof. Pre­lim­i­nary in­quiries re­vealed that Sathish­babu was a be­low av­er­age stu­dent. Sathish­babu re­cently scored sin­gle digit mark in a pa­per. When con­tacted, of­fi­cials of the schools told Ex­press that their en­quiries re­vealed that his par­ents might have scolded him, forc­ing the ex­treme step.

S Satish­babu

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