A 21-year-old chartered accountancy student committed suicide in front of his parents by lying on a railway track and being crushed by an oncoming train in Kavinagar area in Ghaziabad, police said on Thursday.
"Rahul took the extreme step yesterday after being scolded by his parents over poor performance in exams," they said.
According to the police, Rahul's father Rajesh Bali scolded him yesterday for not scoring good marks in the chartered accountancy exam. Thereafter, he had been upset and decided to leave the house.
"The parents called up Rahul and asked him to come back as he had left the house after being scolded. Rahul told them that he is going towards the railway tracks to commit suicide," said a senior police officer.
He added that Rahul's parents tried to convince him, but he didn't relent. They rushed towards Ghaziabad railway station and spotted him lying on a railway track. By the time they could pulled him from the track, a speeding train crushed him to death.
The body has been sent for the postmortem and further investigation is on.