‘Inspired’ by TV show, boy attempts to hang self in Jalandhar
Seeing a character die in a serial on television, a teenager tried to commit suicide at his home in a village near Jalandhar on Thursday.punjab Updated: Mar 17, 2016 23:16 IST
Seeing a character die in a serial on television, a teenager tried to commit suicide at his home in a village near Jalandhar on Thursday.
Reportedly, the 13-year-old teenage boy and his friend saw a TV character attempting suicide after hanging himself from the ceiling fan.
Impressed with the character’s action, the boy tried to enact the same scene as seen on TV while his friend, not knowing about the danger involved, watched him.
“Using a stool, the boy tied his mother’s dupatta to the ceiling fan and made a noose around his neck. Then, he pushed away the stool on which he was standing,” said station house officer (SHO) Bharat Masih.
After hearing screams of the child, neighbours and the boy’s uncle rushed to the room and found him hanging from the ceiling fan. They immediately rushed the boy to a private hospital in the city, where his treatment was still going on at the time of filing of the report. The condition of the victim is said to be critical.
“I had gone out regarding some work and my wife was also not present at home at the time of the incident. My brother and neighbours rushed our child to the hospital,” said the father of the boy.
The SHO said a clear picture of the incident would only be revealed after the victim’s statement.
First Published: Mar 17, 2016 21:19 IST