Published On : Thu, Nov 17th, 2016

Fear of scolding causes 11-year-old boy hang himself with mother’s dupatta


Nagpur: In a shocking incident, an eleven year old school student committed suicide by hanging himself with the help of his mother’s dupatta on November 17, 2016.

The deceased boy is identified as Vedant Raut aged 11 years, a fourth standard student and a resident of Hingna Road. The Raut family is yet to come to terms and accept that their lone son had ended his life by hanging himself at the tender age of eleven. Vedant Raut was found hanging by the ceiling hook with his mother’s dupatta at his Mahajan Layout, Hingna Road residence at afternoon on Wednesday, the November 17, 2016.

Police Sub Inspector Barad of the Hingna Police Station who registered a case of accidental death told Nagpur Today that he was scared of getting a scolding from his parents for not being regular at school. Barad suspected that this could be the reason behind the minor taking the extreme step.

No suicide note was found from the boy’s pockets. The cops had even checked all his notebooks but nothing was found.
Police informed that Vedant had not gone to the school on Wednesday. His mother had gone out for some official work to nearby bank at around 2 pm. His mother works with a marketing team of a private bank, while Vedant’s father Sanjay who works with a private firm was in his office at Dhantoli. Vedant’s elder sister, aged 14 years had gone to the school. The boy was said to be alone at home with his aunt. His aunt was talking with a neighbour when Vedant had locked himself in a room.

PSI Barad claimed that Vedant had used the stool to climb the upper shelf from where he tied the dupatta to the ceiling hook. He was known to keep his kites at the top of the shelf and thus was used to climbing the height. He had tied the dupatta in the ceiling hook and hanged himself claimed the cop. The suicide came to light when Vedant’s mother came home and he did not respond to her call. Later, with the help of neighbour, the room door was broken open to see the minor boy hanging to the ceiling hook. MIDC police rushed to the spot and the body was taken for post mortem. Police has registered a case of an accidental death.