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11-yr-old strangles self with belt, dies

An 11-year-old strangled himself to death with a leather belt at his aunt's Bhandup residence on Friday.

mumbai Updated: Apr 17, 2011 02:32 IST
HT Correspondent

An 11-year-old strangled himself to death with a leather belt at his aunt's Bhandup residence on Friday.

The police suspect that Abhijeet Kanojia was inspired by Hindi films and was trying some stunt, which proved fatal.

"We have registered a case of accidental death," said Shrirang Nadgauda, senior inspector of the Bhandup police station.

"According to the statement given by Abhijeet's aunt, he was a Hindi film buff. He had often told her that he wanted to commit suicide like in the movies because it was followed by drama. We suspect that he was trying some stunt, which led to his death," Nadgauda added.

Abhijeet was living with his paternal aunt and her three children in Yashodhama Chawl in Bhandup (West). His parents are farmers who live in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh.

On Friday evening, Abhijeet's aunt went to the market leaving the children in the house.

Abhijeet, a class 7 student of Gurunanak school, and his 14-year-old cousin were in the house, while his other two cousins were playing outside.

Abhijeet, who was sitting on the computer, told his cousin to play games on the computer and went to the other room.

A few minutes, his cousin heard a thud and went to check on him. She found him on the floor with a leather belt around his neck. She called mother and the police. Abhijeet was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was declared dead.

Body found in well
An unidentified woman, who was in her mid-40s, committed suicide by jumping into a well on SV Road in Malad (West) on Saturday. At 6pm, a local found the woman's body in the well and informed the police.

"We informed the fire brigade, who helped get the body out of the well. The body was taken to Bhagwati hospital," said Avinash Jadhav, senior inspector of the Malad police station. The police are trying to trace the identity of the woman as only then will they be able to carry out investigation in the case.