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17-year-old commits suicide after failing in CBSE class 12 exam

Prima facie, he became depressed after the results, the police said.

education Updated: Jul 02, 2017 17:13 IST
Press Trust of India, Mumbai
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Prithvi Vavhal hanged himself after failing in one of the subjects.(File Photo)

A 17-year-old student allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at his residence in adjoining Navi Mumbai for failing the class 12 CBSE examination, results of which were declared on Sunday, the police said.

Prithvi Vavhal hanged himself at his house in sector 14 in Sanpada in the afternoon when his family members were away, a senior official said.

Prima facie, he became depressed after failing in one of the subjects in the exam, he said.

The incident came to light after his family members returned and found the teenager hanging, he added.

A case has been registered at Sanpada police station and investigation is on, the official said.

First Published: May 28, 2017 23:11 IST