Class 5 student ends life after failing in test

November 1st, 2008 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS  

Bhubaneswar, Nov 1 (IANS) A 12-year-old boy committed suicide by hanging himself at home in Orissa after failing in a class test, police said Saturday.Rajat Sahu, a Class 5 student of Dayanand Anglo-Vedic School, failed in the half yearly unit test and hung himself in the bathroom of his house Friday.

The result was declared Thursday when Rajat was absent. He collected his progress report Friday and returned home at 5 p.m. His parents found him hanging from an iron rod in the bathroom, police officer Utkal Keshari Parida told IANS.

Family members said the boy used two sarees of his mother to hang himself.

The body has been sent for post mortem and a case registered. Rajat had failed the Class 5 annual examinations last year.

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