A 15-year-old boy committed suicide on Thursday by jumping into the Shashmahi Canal apparently for failing his ninth class examination, Baghdad police said.
Rescue officials said the child, a resident of Chak 12-BC, was last seen by some of his friends who said he looked depressed. They said he had told them that he was going to the canal.
The family said he had left home in the morning to find out his result. A few hours later, they said, they were informed that he had jumped into the canal.
The body was recovered a few hours later and handed over to the family after they refused a post-mortem examination.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 24th, 2013.
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