A 19-year-old boy who was pursuing a diploma course was found hanging in his house at Olaiyur village in Ariyalur district on Friday.

The boy V. Sivasakthi was a second year diploma student in mechanical engineering at the Government Polytechnic in Keezhapalur. He was staying alone as his parents were employed at Tiruppur, said police sources. Police suspect that the boy took the extreme step after the institution authorities asked him to bring his parents after he allegedly broke a glass container during a practical class a few days ago. Depressed over this the boy is said to have hung himself inside the house after bolting it from inside a few days ago.

(Assistance for overcoming suicidal thoughts is available on the State’s health helpline 104 and Sneha’s suicide prevention helpline 044-24640050.)

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