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Delhi: denied scooter, teenager hangs self

IANS  New Delhi, November 09, 2012
First Published: 09:40 IST(9/11/2012) | Last Updated: 09:45 IST(9/11/2012)

A 14-year-old boy hanged himself to death at his house in New Delhi over his father's refusal to buy him a scooter, police said Thursday.

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Happy's body was recovered Wednesday night in north Delhi's Narela, police said.

Police said the Class 10 student of Maharaja Agrasen School left behind a suicide note which read: "Now save your money."

Happy was alone at home when he locked his room and hanged himself from a ceiling fan. His father Praveen Kumar broke the door and discovered the body, said a police officer.

Kumar, who worked in a private company, told police he could not buy his son a scooter due to financial difficulties.

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