Hyderabad: 15-year-old attempts suicide after classmates tease him, demand Rs 1,000

A Class 10 student attempted suicide at his house in Hyderabad after three of his classmates allegedly harassed and demanded money from him, police said on Tuesday.

On July 3, the 15-year-old boy allegedly tried to hang himself from a ceiling fan but his parents noticed it and rushed him to a nearby hospital and he is now doing fine, a police official said.

The boy told his parents that three of his classmates had been teasing him and were also demanding Rs 1,000 from him following which he was upset and attempted suicide, police said.

After the boy’s father complained to police, a case under Prohibition of Ragging Act and under IPC section 384 (extortion) was registered Monday against the three students, and the trio was apprehended on Tuesday, the official added.


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