Fear of failure: Class VI student commits suicide

Hanging himself by the ceiling fan out of fear of his parents as he perhaps failed at school.


Our Correspondent May 29, 2012

KARACHI: A class six student allegedly committed suicide inside his house in Nazimabad on Tuesday night. According to initial reports, he was 13 years old and lived within the limits of Paposh Nagar police post. DSP Abdul Rasheed said the family took his body from Abbasi Shaheed Hospital without fulfilling the medico-legal formalities before the arrival of the police. The officer said he apparently committed suicide by hanging himself by the ceiling fan out of fear of his parents as he perhaps failed at school.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 30th, 2012.

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