ICSE results 2017: 14-year-old UP boy runs away after getting low marks
A 14-year-old boy from Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao town ran away from home on Monday fearing he would be scolded by his parents for scoring low marks in his ICSE Class 10 board examination, police said on Wednesday.Updated: Jun 21, 2017 11:39 IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow
A 14-year-old boy from Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao town ran away from home on Monday fearing he would be scolded by his parents for scoring low marks in his ICSE Class 10 board examination, police said on Wednesday.
Santosh Tiwari, a police inspector at Unnao Kotwali, said the boy disappeared from his house at around 4pm after he came to know that he had obtained 58% marks in the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) exam, results of which were announced on Monday afternoon.
Tiwari said the boy’s parents did not know about his disappearance initially and started looking for him to ask about his result.
“The boy was not found anywhere even after multiple hours of search. He spent the day time on roads and stayed at his friend’s house on Monday night. The family came to know about his whereabouts only when he reached the house of his father’s friend RB Singh on Tuesday afternoon,” he added.
The police officer said the boy refused to go with his father when he came to his friend’s house and expressed anger for disappearing and causing trouble for the family. He said the father and his friend even had a confrontation over the issue and thereafter the matter was reported to the police station.
“We were really taken aback when the boy refused to go with his lawyer father Rakesh Singh. First, we tried to make him understand but he remained adamant about not going with the father fearing being scolded for getting low marks,” Tiwari said.
Tiwari said the father was counselled and explained about his son’s fear and told the boy may harm himself under pressure.
“The father gradually agreed and the boy was handed over to his maternal uncle Nagesh Kumar Singh with the family’s consent. The family was asked to treat the boy politely,” he stated.
Thousands of students run away from their homes every year fearing they would be beaten up for scoring low marks in their exams.
First Published: May 31, 2017 19:19 IST