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Boy hangs self in front of paralysed mom

world Updated: Jan 19, 2013 00:09 IST

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In a tragic case, a paralysed wheelchair-bound mother in UK saw her 12-year-old prankster son hang himself to death before her eyes and she couldn’t reach up to save him.

Marlowe Isaac Myers, a “happy” schoolboy and a well-known prankster, may have been trying to play a joke on his mother that went wrong, an inquest heard Friday.

The boy was found hanging from a kitchen coat hook in his Cambridge home with the zip of his fastened jacket compressed against the front of his neck.

Police officers investigating his death found a chair beside the hook, perhaps suggesting that he could have tried to wear his coat while it was on the hook.