Teenager immolates self after getting ticked off

December 10th, 2008 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) A teenaged boy committed suicide by setting himself on fire in his northwest Delhi house after he was scolded by his father, a constable in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the police said Wednesday. Deepak, a Class 12 student of Indraprastha Public School, immolated himself on the terrace of his Vijay Vihar house in Sector-20, Rohini Tuesday.

His father Karamveer, a constable posted in Delhi, was summoned to his school for Deepak’s repeated misbehaviour. After returning from school, Karamveer slapped and scolded his son over the continuous complaints from school and the bad company he was keeping, a police official said.

Deepak went to the roof of the house, poured kerosene, and set himself ablaze. On hearing the teenager’s screams, his family members rushed to the terrace, doused the fire and took him to Jaipur Golden Hospital, he said.

“Deepak succumbed to the burn injuries during treatment. No suicide note has been found,” the officer added.

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