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Teenager hangs himself in Mumbai suburb after mother’s rap for using phone

The fight started when the mother started scolding the boy, a Class 11 student, for spending a lot of time on his phone, said the police.

mumbai Updated: Aug 16, 2017 09:08 IST
Jayprakash S Naidu
Jayprakash S Naidu
Hindustan Times
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The boy’s mother was at a neighbour’s place when he killed himself, said the police. (HT)

A 17-year-old boy hanged himself in Kurar village after his mobile phone broke while his mother tried to snatch it from him.

The fight started when the mother started scolding the boy, a Class 11 student, for spending a lot of time on his phone, said the police.

Police said that the incident took place on August 12. The boy was busy with his phone the previous night and his mother got angry with him. When she tried to snatch the phone from him, it fell and broke.

“The boy was angry because the phone broke. He left for his maternal uncle’s place. In the morning, he went to college and then came back home. He committed suicide later,” said Uday Rajeshirke, senior inspector at Kurar police station.

The boy’s mother was at a neighbour’s place when he killed himself, said the police.

The police have filed an accidental death report. The body was handed over to the family after autopsy.

In another incident, a senior citizen hanged himself in Kandivli (west). Harshad Sanghvi lived with his family and was debt-ridden. This caused him to take the step, said the police.

First Published: Aug 16, 2017 01:06 IST